Patient with Ebola symptoms hospitalised in US

Washington, Oct 9: A person who claimed to have had contact with the deceased Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was hospitalised in the US city of Dallas Wednesday after displaying symptoms of Ebola, health officials said.

The person, whose identify has not been released, was transported to the hospital by paramedics Wednesday afternoon, several hours after authorities announced the death of Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the US, Xinhua reported.

Around 50 people who may have had contact with Duncan are being monitored by the US authorities for signs of Ebola. It is not known if the new patient is among the 50 people.


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