The CDC just confirmed the first case of Ebola in the United States, according to Reuters. The patient was placed in "strict isolation" at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas earlier this week.

From WFAA:

In a statement issued Tuesday night, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said the patient was admitted based on symptoms and "recent travel history."

The hospital, located at Greenville Avenue and Walnut Hill Lane in northeast Dallas, said it's complying with all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the Texas Department of Health to ensure the safety of other patients and medical staff.

According to CNN, the patient recently traveled to Liberia and was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian on Sunday. A press conference to discuss the case is scheduled for 5:30 pm.

UPDATE 5:45 pm: At a press conference, Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the CDC, said the patient left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the U.S. on September 20. The patient arrived in the country with no symptoms, according to Frieden, but several days later, on the 24th, began to show signs of the disease and was admitted to the hospital on Sunday. The Ebola test was confirmed by the CDC on Tuesday.

"There is no doubt in my mind that we will stop it here," Frieden said, though he admitted that the "handful" of people who came in contact with the patient, "could develop Ebola in coming weeks."