Two patients were quarantined in Kentucky recently with Ebola-like symptoms. Neither Kentucky patient had the virus, but the cases show that the system of detection, isolation and investigation in place in Kentucky worked as it should.
Two patients in Kentucky with Ebola-like symptoms have been quarantined for examination.
After the first case of Ebola was diagnosed in the US, doctors say they don’t want to take any risks even though the two patients in Kentucky tested negative for the infection.
“The business of detecting it and finding out what it is, we’re in good shape. If we get cases we need to be working more closely with the hospitals to see how we will manage individual cases,” said Dr. Rice Leach, commissioner of health at the Fayette County Health Department. ” But where did you get it, what is it, and who did you give it to? So far we’re in great shape because we’ve practiced this thing three times going back as far as Anthrax, H1N1 and vaccine shortage 10 years ago.”
Doctors will be taking every precaution necessary when it comes to patients who suffer Ebola-like symptoms.