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The Dallas hospital where the patient whose case is the first Ebola diagnosis confirmed in the U.S. is being treated. (Mike Stone/Getty Images)
The Dallas hospital where the patient whose case is the first Ebola diagnosis confirmed in the U.S. is being treated. (Mike Stone/Getty Images)
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The sister of the man whose case is the first diagnosed Ebola case in the United States tells the Associated Press that her brother told hospital officials he was visiting from Liberia.

The man went to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday, where he was sent home with antibiotics. He returned two days later when his condition worsened. He was then hospitalized and placed in isolation. Authorities confirmed he tested positive for Ebola yesterday.

In addition, Dallas Independent School District Mike Miles said five students were in contact with the man, but are not showing symptoms. They are being monitored at home.

For more, Sarah Kliff of Vox.com joins Here & Now's Robin Young.

  • The Associated Press contributed reporting.

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This segment aired on October 1, 2014.

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