Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

The patient, who arrived in the United States on Sept. 20, was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital on Sunday. Officials say no one on the patient’s flight is at risk.

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Health authorities have begun tracking down family and friends who may have had close contact with the patient.

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Federal officials said they had found no links between him and Islamic extremist groups that have beheaded several hostages.

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