A suspected case of Ebola has been identified in Dallas, Texas, with the patient being kept in isolation.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas said in a statement Monday that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa and infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region.
Hospital spokeswoman Candace White would not answer any questions about the patient or where the patient had visited.
The National Institutes of Health recently admitted an American doctor exposed to the virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Four other patients have been treated at hospitals in Georgia and Nebraska.
Presbyterian Hospital’s statement said officials there were following CDC recommendations to keep doctors, staff and patients safe.