Dallas deputy treated out of ‘abundance of caution’ after possible Ebola contact

WATCH: Officials in Frisco, Texas told reporters Wednesday a second possible Ebola patient in Texas didn’t display all the symptoms of Ebola virus, but was screened anyways out of an abundance of caution.

FRISCO, Texas – Suburban Dallas officials say a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who had gone into the apartment where the first U.S. Ebola patient had stayed is hospitalized after falling ill.

Frisco Fire Chief Mark Piland says the deputy is being treated “out of an abundance of caution.”

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Emergency responders in the Dallas suburb took the deputy to the hospital after an urgent care facility reported a patient “exhibiting signs and symptoms” of Ebola claimed to have had contact with the man diagnosed with the disease in Dallas.

State health officials say there’s no indication the person had any direct contact with Duncan.

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Piland says the deputy entered the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan had been saying and had contact with some members of the family Duncan has stayed with.

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