Ebola Virus

Ebola Virus

Second Patient Hospitalized in D.C. Area With Possible Ebola Virus
Washington CBS local ^ | Oct 3, 2014
Posted on October 3, 2014 at 3:36:47 PM EDT by Covenantor

Second Patient Hospitalized in D.C. Area With Possible Ebola Virus

UPDATED: Oct. 3, 2014 2:46 p.m.

WASHINGTON (WNEW) — A hospital in D.C. says a person with possible Ebola symptoms has been admitted out of “an abundance of caution,” but the city’s health department says it has “no confirmed cases” at this time.

Just a few hours later, officials from Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Maryland released a statement about a patient “presented with flu-like symptoms and a travel history that matches criteria for possible Ebola.”

“Our care team immediately implemented guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the appropriate tests and care for the patient as well as the safety of everyone within our facility,” the statement reads. “We have procedures and equipment in our facility to safely handle patients with infectious conditions.”

Officials say the patient is currently in isolation and showing signs of improvement.

“At this time, lab results indicate that this patient has another illness and we do not have a confirmed diagnosis of Ebola,” officials said.