Patient Showing Signs Associated With Ebola Admitted to DC Hospital
A patient was admitted to a Washington-area hospital Friday after showing signs associated with Ebola. The person had recently traveled to Nigeria.
Yahoo AFP reported:
A patient with symptoms that could be associated with the deadly Ebola virus and a recent travel history to Nigeria was admitted Friday to a Washington-area hospital, a spokeswoman told AFP.
“We can confirm that a patient has been admitted to Howard University Hospital in stable condition, following travel to Nigeria and presenting with symptoms that could be associated with Ebola,” said Howard University spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton.
“In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient.”
No further details were released about the patient.
Symptoms of Ebola can include fever, aches and pains, vomiting and diarrhea.
The virus is spread through close contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.