Patients With Ebola-Like Symptoms Being Tested In Washington, Toronto, Salt Lake City, Georgia …
NBC Washington – “A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., a hospital spokesperson confirmed late Friday morning.
The patient had traveled to Nigeria recently.
That person has been admitted to the hospital in stable condition, and is being isolated and tested. The medical team is working with the CDC to determine whether the patient has Ebola.
‘In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient,’ said hospital spokesperson Kerry-Ann Hamilton in a statement. ‘Our medical team continues to evaluate and monitor progress in close collaboration with the CDC and the Department of Health.’
Hamilton did not share further details about the patient, citing privacy reasons, but said the hospital will provide updates as warranted.” Read more.
Officials Investigate Possible Ebola Cases In Hawaii And Utah – “Health officials in at least two states worked Thursday to determine whether patients other than a man being treated in Texas are infected with the Ebola virus. Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City forwarded specimens from a male patient to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for additional tests, CBS affiliate KUTV reported. The unidentified patient recently traveled to an African country where Ebola has not yet been reported, but showed symptoms similar to the virus.” Read more.
Toronto Hospital Testing Patient For Possible Case of Ebola – “A patient at a Toronto hospital is being tested for Ebola as well as other possible illnesses. Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) confirmed a patient who had recently traveled to West Africa was admitted to one of its four hospitals with a fever, but wouldn’t say which hospital or what West African country. The watch list for countries experiencing an Ebola outbreak are Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria. Health network spokesperson Gillian Howard said the person is in isolation and staff are using protective equipment until the test results are in – likely within the next 24 hours.” Read more.
Report: Inmate At Cobb County Jail In Georgia Being Tested For Ebola – “An inmate at the Cobb County Jail is reportedly being test for Ebola. WSB-TV reports that the man told jail officials he recently traveled to Africa after developing a fever while in custody. He was arrested overnight and charged with DUI. WSB reports that the jail is no longer accepting inmates at this time. The first Ebola diagnosis in the nation has raised concerns about whether the disease that has killed 3,300 people in West Africa could spread in the U.S. Federal health officials say they are confident they can keep it in check. Texas health officials expanded their efforts to contain the virus, reaching out to as many as 100 people who may have had direct contact with Thomas Eric Duncan or someone close to him.” Read more.