Healthcare

Man Showing "Ebola Like Symptoms" Has Been Isolated in Frisco

A man currently being taken from a Frisco Care Now Clinic to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas is reportedly experiencing Ebola-like symptoms.

The city of Frisco released the following statement:

"At 12:32 p.m. today, October 8, Frisco dispatch received a call from Care Now, 301 Main Street, regarding a patient exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola. The patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas 'patient zero'. Frisco firefighter-paramedics are in the process of transporting the patient. They are also in the process of examining clinical staff and other facility patrons. That number other people impacted is unknown. No other information is confirmed, available at this time.

A news conference is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. TODAY.

We appreciate your patience."

KTVT reports that the man also indicated he has recently traveled to West Africa.

Updates to come.

Update 2:57 p.m.

WFAA's Meagan Harris reports that an SUV belonging to one of the sheriff's deputies who entered Duncan's apartment last week is in the Care Now's parking lot, calling into question KTVT's report about the patient having traveled to West Africa.

Update 3:04 p.m.

Harris with more information from the Dallas County Sheriff's Office:

Update 3:53 p.m.

Frisco mayor Maher Maso says that city officials have been told the risk is minimal, and the sheriff, Michael Monning, was only transported to Presbyterian out of an "abundance of caution." Patients at the Care Now have been released. According to Frisco officials, Monning was not one of the 48 people being closely monitored by the CDC after contact with Duncan. Frisco's fire chief says Monning had contact with Duncan's family members, not Duncan himself.

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Stephen Young has written about Dallas news for the Observer since 2014. He's a Dallas native and a graduate of the University of North Texas.
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