CDC: First American patient contracts Ebola

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The CDC will be holding a press conference at 5:30 p.m. EDT

The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus in the United States Tuesday, the Associated Press is reporting.

On Monday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas reported it had admitted a patient exhibiting possible Ebola symptoms for monitoring. The hospital said in a statement the patient was being held in “strict isolation” and they are “following all federal Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Health recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors.”

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