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Ebola: Hunt for contacts of US victim

1 October 2014 Last updated at 17:55 BST

The United States has confirmed the first case of a patient developing the Ebola virus on US soil.

The virus has killed more than 3,000 of the 6,500 people it's infected across West Africa so far.

The unidentified man is now in a serious condition in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, while authorities are searching for people he could have infected.

ABC's Cecilia Vega reports.