Dallas suburb reports patient with signs of Ebola

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Emergency responders in suburban Dallas say a patient “exhibiting signs and symptoms” of Ebola claims to have had contact with the man diagnosed with the disease in Dallas. But state health officials say there is no indication the person had any direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan.

The city of Frisco says dispatchers received a call from an urgent care facility Wednesday regarding the patient. The release says “the patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas ‘patient zero.'”

Public health officials are monitoring 48 people confirmed to have had varying degrees of contact with Duncan.

Texas state health officials say the person in Frisco wasn’t among those being monitored and added that none of the people being monitored have reported any symptoms of Ebola.


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