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Liberian in U.S. Has Ebola; 100 Being Watched

A Liberian man visiting the United States has been diagnosed with the Ebola virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the case this week. Thomas Eric Duncan is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. He is being treated at a Dallas hospital under strict isolation. Four people who had been in close contact with Duncan are under quarantine, the CDC said October 2. About 100 others who had direct or indirect contact are being monitored. If they develop symptoms, they will be quickly isolated, the CDC said. Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea and bleeding. Ebola is spread by contact with body fluids of someone who has symptoms. Duncan flew from Liberia to Dallas September 20 to visit family. He did not have symptoms at that time and therefore was not contagious, the CDC said.

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