Officials in Kansas City say a patient at risk for Ebola is in strict isolation at a local hospital.
Dr. Lee Norman, chief medical officer of The University of Kansas Hospital, says they cannot rule out Ebola at this time, and are closely monitoring the patient:
Hat tip: KCTV5 Kansas City
The University of Kansas Hospital said a Kansas City, KS, man called and then came into the hospital early Monday morning with a high fever and other serious symptoms.
Because the man had recently worked on a medical boat off the west coast of Africa, he was immediately isolated on a special infectious disease unit and is undergoing tests.
Hospital staff met the patient wearing personal protection equipment and followed the hospital’s plan for this kind of illness.
Tests are underway to determine a diagnosis.
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