- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 1, 2014

DALLAS (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry has scheduled a news conference at a Dallas hospital where a man with the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. remains in isolation.

Perry plans to speak at noon CDT Wednesday at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. He’ll be joined by Dr. David Lakey, who’s commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Blood tests by state and federal health officials confirmed the Ebola diagnosis Tuesday. The man recently flew from Liberia to Dallas to be with relatives.

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are working to help locate his family, friends or others who came in contact with the sick man.

Mayor Mike Rawlings has activated the emergency’s operations center at Dallas City Hall.


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