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A patient suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus has been admitted to an isolation unit in a Texas hospital, local health officials reported.

MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) - A patient suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus has been admitted to an isolation unit in a Texas hospital, local health officials reported.

"Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), based on the patient's symptoms and recent travel history," a statement by Texas Health Resources said.

It also said the hospital is "following all federal Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors."

The patient, whose name, age or gender has not been disclosed, is set to receive preliminary Ebola test results on Wednesday.

The Ebola virus disease is a highly deadly illness transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of those infected. There is no officially approved medication for the disease as of today.

The worst Ebola outbreak in history is currently taking place in West Africa. The epidemic has claimed the lives of over 3,000 people, according to the latest WHO estimates. Over 6,500 cases of infection have been registered. The outbreak began in southern Guinea in February and has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.

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Ebola virus disease (EVD), West Africa, Texas
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