Two Virginia patients tested for Ebola

Posted at 11:11 PM, Oct 03, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-03 23:11:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - This week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first Ebola case was diagnosed in the United States.

The Texas man had just traveled to Liberia and is now being treated at a Dallas hospital. His family is currently under quarantine at their home.

Now, it's been confirmed that two patients in Virginia are being tested for the disease after meeting travel criteria indentified by the CDC.

However, State health leaders say so far, those tests have been negative.

There have been sporadic cases and outbreaks of Ebola reported throughout Africa. The countries in Africa struggling with the disease have limited resources and a lack of modern medical care or facilities.

Health officials said Ebola is not transmitted through the air from person to person like the flu.

The disease is transmitted by contact with the blood or other bodily fluids of a sick person.