(NEWSMAX)On the same day a man with Ebola in Dallas succumbed to the illness, Texas authorities announced there is another potential case.
Officials in Frisco, located just north of Dallas, said Wednesday that someone who had contact with Dallas patient Thomas Eric Duncan called 911 complaining of symptoms that could be related to Ebola.
The local NBC affiliate is reporting the patient is Sr. Sgt. Michael Monning with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office. Monning, according to the story, was previously in Duncan’s Dallas apartment.
The city announced the news in a statement to the press:
“At 12:32 p.m. today, October 8, Frisco dispatch received a call from Care Now, 301 Main Street, regarding a patient exhibiting signs and symptoms of Ebola. The patient claims to have had contact with the Dallas ‘patient zero.’ Frisco firefighter-paramedics are in the process of transporting the patient. They are also in the process of examining clinical staff and other facility patrons. That number other people impacted is unknown. No other information is confirmed, available at this time.”
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Association told NBC Monning did not have Ebola-like symptoms, but that he was not feeling well. Since he was at Duncan’s apartment, he was taken to Texas Health Presbyterian as a precaution.
“Right now, there are more questions than answers about this case,” the hospital said in a statement, according to CBS Dallas.
“Our professional staff of nurses and doctors is prepared to examine the patient, discuss any findings with appropriate agencies and officials. We are on alert with precautions and systems in place.”
A news conference has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. local time to discuss what could be the second Ebola case in Dallas.