Symptoms of Ebola present in patient at Howard University Hospital
A patient with Ebola-like symptoms is being treated at Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.
The patient recently traveled to the U.S. from Nigeria.
That person has been admitted to the hospital in stable condition, and is being isolated. The medical team is working with the CDC and other authorities to monitor the patient’s condition.
“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.
D.C.’s Department of Health released a statement shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday. It said the department has been working with the CDC and Howard University Hospital to monitor “any patients displaying symptoms associated with the Ebola virus.”
So far, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in D.C.
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