A Chicago medical center is expected to admit a patient tonight who may have Ebola.
Coming in hot: University of #Chicago Medical Center expects to admit a patient tonight who may have #Ebola virus according to staff memo.
— ChuckGoudie (@ChuckGoudieABC7) October 22, 2014
Two patients are being monitored in isolation at The University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center after reporting Ebola-like symptoms, officials say. Neither patient is believed to have been exposed to the disease.
The Chicago Department of Public Health emphasizes that no case of Ebola has been confirmed and they are acting out of an abundance of caution. The CDPH also states there is no public health risk.
According to officials, a child passenger was traveling from Liberia to O’Hare International Airport when they became ill on the plane. Upon landing, the passenger was immediately screened by federal authorities and found to have no fever and no symptoms other than reportedly vomiting once during the flight. The passenger has no known risk of exposure.
The passenger was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital for a full medical evaluation. Out of an abundance of caution, the patient is being transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center for ongoing observation in isolation.