The Ebola Outbreak Reaches the U.S.: Your Questions Answered

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Mashable is answering questions about the Ebola outbreak, which has sickened about 6,500 people in West Africa, and killed more than 3,300 to date. On Wednesday, the first case of this Ebola virus strain to be diagnosed in the U.S. took place in Dallas, Texas, after Thomas Eric Duncan contracted Ebola after traveling from Liberia, where he had helped transport a severely ill pregnant woman to a hospital

Health officials are scrambling to identify and isolate any patients who may have come into direct contact with Duncan while he was suffering from Ebola symptoms, which is when he was contagious

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