New Patient ‘Screened Positive’ For Ebola At Baylor Hospital
Baylor University Medical Center received a possible Ebola patient Thursday night. The Dallas patient was monitored before being transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian in Dallas.
Bob McCarty reported:
Baylor spokesperson Craig Civale confirmed during a phone conversation at 8:21 a.m. Central, that a patient arrived at the hospital around 8:30 p.m. Central Thursday. After being brought into the facility through a private entrance and put into isolation, the patient was monitored for a few hours before being transferred to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas.
Careful not to reveal anything about the patient’s identity, Civale emphasized the patient had only screened positive (i.e., reported risk factors and showed symptoms that could indicate an infection) for Ebola, but had not yet tested positive for the virus.
If further tests reveal an infection, this patient will become the fourth Dallas-area Ebola patient to date.
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More… CBS Local is now reporting the news. The patient “screened positive” for Ebola at Baylor hospital.
UPDATE: Texas Presbyterian has neither confirmed nor denied if they have received a new, possibly Ebola-infected patient.
UPDATE: The patient was placed in isolation then released: “The patient was placed in isolation at Texas Health Dallas and evaluated with all appropriate precautions,” the statement read. “The patient was determined to be low risk and wanted to leave the hospital. The CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services were advised of this and did not feel it was necessary to have her detained.”