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Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

October 2, 2014

The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States traveled from Liberia to Dallas, where he is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. Key dates in the case:

Sept. 19 — Departs from Liberia on Brussels Airlines flight to Belgium.

Sept. 20 — Flies United Airlines to Dulles International Airport near Washington, and then to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Sept. 24 — Begins having symptoms.

Sept. 25 — Seeks medical care at hospital’s emergency room for fever and abdominal pain; tells nurse he had traveled from Africa but word isn’t passed along to rest of medical team and he’s released.

Sept. 28 — Returns to hospital by ambulance and put in isolation because doctors suspect Ebola.

Sept. 30 — Tests positive for Ebola.

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