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Frisco Patient Exhibiting Ebola Symptoms

FRISCO (CSBDFW.COM) – An afternoon news conference has been called in Frisco, a suburb of Dallas, to discuss a possible second case of Ebola.

According to a statement from the City of Frisco, the patient claims to have had contact with Thomas Eric Duncan, referred to as Dallas ‘patient zero.’

It is not clear how the patient had contact with Duncan or if the patient was one of the about 50 people being monitored by federal, state and local health officials.

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The call came in shortly after noon from Care Now, 301 W. Main Street, where the patient was “exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola.”

CBS 11 has confirmed with Care Now that the patient checked yes to one of the screening questions regarding travel to West Africa.  The facility is in contact with the Centers for Disease Control and is holding everyone in the facility until receiving clearance from the CDC.  The patient is being transported to a nearby hospital by Frisco firefighter-paramedics.

First responders are also examining clinical staff and other patients.  It is unknown how many other people may have been exposed to the patient.

The news conference will be held at 3:30 pm at Frisco’s Central Fire Station.  CBSDFW will stream it live.

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