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Hospitals compete for patients, and Emergency Departments play a big role in business. So what happens to business when a hospital takes on a patient with Ebola? 

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[We'll be updating this post throughout the day.] The Richardson school district has pulled three students from Wallace Elementary in northeast Dallas. In a letter sent to parents today, the district said the students had been in contact with the man being treated for Ebola at Presbyterian Hospital.

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A leading epidemiologist with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas told KERA that North Texas should expect more than the one case of Ebola already diagnosed.  

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Dallas ISD parents learned Wednesday that five children in four different schools may have had contact with the man diagnosed with Ebola.

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Ebola is the talk of Vickery Meadow in northeast Dallas. It's a refugee-rich neighborhood with a significant West African population – and it’s where a man was visiting before he became the first person in the United States diagnosed with the Ebola virus.

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[For Thursday Ebola updates, click here.] The sister of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States says he told officials the first time he went to the Dallas hospital that he was visiting from Liberia.

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A Dallas hospital patient has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the first case to be diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms.

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The top local stories this evening from the KERA Newsroom:

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. and the patient is at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. And the leading candidates for Texas Governor square off tonight at the KERA studios.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: More people are heading to Texas, a patient in Dallas is being tested for the Ebola virus, the gubernatorial candidates debate tonight, and more.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Tesla doesn’t choose Texas for its massive factory; Michael Sam is a Dallas Cowboy; explore the secrets of the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center; and more.