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UPDATE: Frisco Resident Showing Ebola Symptoms Has Been Identified

UPDATE: Dallas officials say a sheriff's deputy who went into the apartment where the first U.S. Ebola patient had stayed is hospitalized as a precaution. They say the deputy was transported Wednesday after an urgent care facility reported a patient "exhibiting signs and symptoms" of Ebola claimed to have had contact with the man diagnosed with the disease in Dallas.

Federal and state health officials say there's no indication the deputy had any direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan. Duncan was the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S.

Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland says the deputy entered the apartment where Duncan had been staying and had contact with some members of the family that lived there.

Health officials say none of the family members has exhibited symptoms and wouldn't have been contagious.

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

FRISCO- This afternoon, Frisco dispatch received a call from an urgent care facility, regarding a patient exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola.

The patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas patient, Thomas Duncan who has died from the virus.

Frisco firefighter-paramedics are in the process of transporting the patient. They are also in the process of examining the facility's staff and anyone who may have come into contact with the person. That number other people impacted is unknown. No other information is confirmed, available at this time.

A news conference has been scheduled for later today.

We will update the story as more details are released.
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