By Alana Horowitz, Huffington Post
A patient was diagnosed with Ebola in the United States for the first time, CNBC reported, citing the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Until Tuesday, Ebola patients had only been treated in the U.S. after being diagnosed elsewhere.
The AP confirmed the news.
According to WFAA.com, the patient was being treated at a Dallas hospital.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas announced on Monday that one its patients was being tested for Ebola. The patient was kept in isolation and CDC officials headed to Dallas to meet with doctors there.
The CDC said they would make a statement at 5:30PM on Tuesday.
Texas health officials told KDFW that the chances of an outbreak in the Dallas area are very low.
This is a developing story…