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First Ebola case diagnosed in the US

Texas Health Presbyterian HospitalAP
The unidentified patient is being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital

Doctors have confirmed the first case of the Ebola virus diagnosed on US Soil.

A man is now being treated at a hospital in Texas having come into the country from Liberia in Africa.

Thousands of people have been affected by a big outbreak of the disease in West Africa in recent months.

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Tom Frieden, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirms the case

But American health officials say they're extremely confident they can stop the virus spreading any further.

Guide: What is Ebola? The virus explained

Texas Health Presbyterian HospitalAP
The unidentified patient is being treated at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital