Breaking: New Ebola patient in Dallas?

http://twitter.com/#!/MeaganMHarris/status/519922771216719874

BREAKING: City of Frisco says the man had symptoms of #Ebola and said he had contact with patient zero.

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

BREAKING: Also from the air we could see the ff's get in protective gear. #Frisco #Ebola

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

PHOTO: Firefighters set up an isolation tent inside an ambulance at the Frisco CareNow as a precaution. #ebola pic.twitter.com/7sJmEseBln

— Ryan Wood (@RyanWoodDFW) October 8, 2014

Updates to follow.

BREAKING: The CareNow in question is on Main St in #Frisco. Patient told staff he had contact with 'patient zero'. FF taking precautions.

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

BREAKING: City of Frisco says the fire department is in the process of transporting patient. pic.twitter.com/xvh655002V

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

BREAKING: CareNow says the patient checked 'yes' to one of the screening questions regarding travel to West Africa.

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

BREAKING: Everyone else inside the CARENOW are being kept inside. We do not know how many.

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

#BREAKING: Person in Frisco "exhibiting signs & symptoms of Ebola." News conference planned for 3:30p. @CBSDFW

— Tami Carr (@CarrTamicbs11) October 8, 2014

BREAKING- Frisco crews in full gear to transport the patient. No word on what hospital. No #ebola confirmation. pic.twitter.com/rcxuhkj3jJ

— Meagan Harris (@MeaganMHarris) October 8, 2014

PHOTO: Frisco firefighters are now wearing haz-mat suits. They'll soon enter the CareNow clinic. pic.twitter.com/SaJSjbIe3r

— Ryan Wood (@RyanWoodDFW) October 8, 2014

It’s important to note that this patient has not yet been confirmed to be carrying the Ebola virus.

IMPORTANT: This is *NOT* a confirmed case of #Ebola. Firefighters are taking precautions. Many scares turn out not to be Ebola.

— Ryan Wood (@RyanWoodDFW) October 8, 2014

The patient is reportedly being transported to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, the same hospital where “patient zero” (Thomas Duncan) was treated and died.

#JUSTNOW Source tells me Frisco patient who exhibits symptoms of #Ebola is being transported to Dallas Presbyterian. @wfaachannel8

— Jobin Panicker (@jobinpnews) October 8, 2014

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If this patient caught Ebola from Duncan in Dallas, we believe it would be the first case of Ebola transmission within the United States.

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A spokesman for the CareNow Urgent Care clinic tells Mashable editor Brian Ries the patient did not come into contact with Duncan:

CareNow spokesperson tells me, "That is not correct information,” re: claims Frisco patient had contact w/ #Ebola victim Duncan.

— Brian Rie$ (@moneyries) October 8, 2014

The patient did, however, reportedly travel to West Africa:

@CBSDFW: Possible 2nd case of #Ebola in North Texas. Patient said he had traveled to West Africa: http://t.co/68lQSw7Jdm

— Tami Carr (@CarrTamicbs11) October 8, 2014

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Update/correction: The patient presented at an urgent care clinic in Frisco, Texas, not Dallas. We have corrected our headline accordingly. The patient is currently en route to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. According to Google maps, the drive is about 26 miles.

#Breaking #Frisco police have sealed off Care Now clinic where patient exhibited signs of #Ebola pic.twitter.com/iMWc52TOjc

— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 8, 2014

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Patient inside #Frisco @CareNow says man w/ #Ebola-like symptoms arrived w/ his wife. He was flush, slouched but walking.

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 8, 2014

About 5-6 staff at #Frisco @CareNow quarantined inside w/ a few patients. One patient said everyone would be taken to a hospital for checks.

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 8, 2014

Police taped off a gray SUV in parking lot which might be vehicle the man w/ #Ebola line symptoms drove to #Frisco @CareNow.

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 8, 2014

RIGHT NOW: car outside CareNow clinic taped off with red "DANGER" tape @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/47FkA0vRCN

— Ray Villeda (@RayVilleda) October 8, 2014

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Dana Baird, Frisco’s director of communications and media relations stated that the patient “claims to have had contact with the Dallas ‘patient zero.’”

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Here is a photo of the patient exiting the Urgent Care clinic in Frisco:

PIC: This is the man exiting @carenow in Frisco w/ #Ebola like symptoms. pic.twitter.com/wK8POA4wUO

— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) October 8, 2014

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Whoa. Dallas Morning News reporter Matthew Haag says a local news outlet is reporting that the patient is a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who was inside Duncan’s apartment.

.@wfaachannel8 reports that possible Ebola patient from Frisco is a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who went into Thomas Eric Duncan’s apt

— Matthew Haag (@matthewhaag) October 8, 2014

Report by @NBCDFW that new suspected patient is a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff who served quarantine papers on Thomas Duncan's residence.

— Amos Magliocco (@amosmagliocco) October 8, 2014

Oh geez. NBCDFW reporting the man in the ambulance is a staffer w/ Dallas County Sheriff's Office & had been in Duncan’s apartment. #Ebola

— Brian Rie$ (@moneyries) October 8, 2014

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The ambulance carrying the patient to the hospital has arrived:

#BREAKING Ambulance carrying man from Frisco Care now arrives at @texashealth Dallas hospital. pic.twitter.com/WkRQNtas0F

— Ryan Wood (@RyanWoodDFW) October 8, 2014

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Five days ago, the Dallas Morning News reported that Dallas County sheriff’s deputies complained about being ordered inside Duncan’s apartment without protective gear.

Dallas sheriff's deputies upset about being ordered inside Ebola patient's apartment without protective gear http://t.co/R6vGsCDyFm

— Kevin Krause (@KevinRKrause) October 3, 2014

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/10/08/breaking-new-ebola-patient-in-dallas/