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CDC and Texas Health Department Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed today, through laboratory tests, the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from West Africa. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately five days after arriving in the U.S. on Sept. 20. More

Photo:  a plate that demonstrates the modified Hodge test, which is used to identify resistance in bacteria known as Enterobacteriaceae. Bacteria that are resistant to carbapenems, considered “last resort” antibiotics, produce a distinctive clover-leaf shape.

Media Announcements and Events - A CDC Media Advisory was held at 5:30pm EST, September 30th

CDC hosted a telebriefing to discuss First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.

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CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the United States - Media Advisory

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
CDC will host a media briefing on confirming first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States.

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Ebola outbreak is nearing possible end in Nigeria and Senegal - Press Release

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Ebola outbreak in Nigeria appears to be nearing a possible end due to a rapid response coordinated by Nigeria’s Emergency Operations Center with assistance from international partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC Telebriefing: Update on Ebola Response Tool - Transcript

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
CDC hosted a telebriefing to discuss a new Ebola Response tool highlighted in the agency’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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