Experimental drugs apparently not being used on Dallas Ebola patient: CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia September 30, 2014. (REUTERS/Tami Chappell)

The first patient diagnosed with Ebola in the United States has apparently not received any of the experimental treatments for the disease, a top U.S. health official said on Sunday.


Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters in a briefing that "as far as we understand" experimental medicine is not being used on the patient, who is being cared for at a Dallas hospital.

(Reporting by Lewis Krauskopf and Sharon Begley in New York; Editing by Dominic Evans)