Dan Patrick, Texas State Senator and Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor makes the following statement regarding today’s confirmation of Ebola virus in Dallas:

“Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with the Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services, David Lakey, M.D., and Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner, Dr. Janek, M.D., confirmed that a patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, has been infected with the Ebola virus,” said Patrick.

Health officials have reiterated that the Ebola virus is not transmittable through air. It is only transmittable through the exchange of bodily secretions such as blood and any other type of bodily fluids.

“I have been in direct communication with Texas Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Dr. Janek, M.D. and will continue to receive updates on this development.”