Or can you?

According to various media outlets, a patient in Dallas has been diagnosed with Ebola. That would make this patient the first confirmed case diagnosed in the U.S.

More from CBS’ Dallas affiliate:

It was late on the evening of September 29 that CBS 11 News learned a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas was feared to have been exposed to the Ebola virus.

Health officials said given the information that the unnamed patient had been in the West Africa area where the Ebola virus exists and the type of symptoms they were exhibiting, testing was being performed.

And a statement from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:

“Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has admitted a patient into strict isolation to be evaluated for potential Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history. The hospital is following all Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors. The CDC anticipates preliminary results tomorrow (Wednesday).”

But the CDC was reportedly trying to keep the news under wraps.

Needless to say, it didn’t work.

Word to the wise for next time, maybe:

Oh, and one last thing before we go:

Sweet dreams, America!

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