NYC Patient Has Ebola-Like Symptoms, Hospital Says
A man who had recently traveled to West Africa is being treated in the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City for symptoms consistent with the deadly Ebola virus, the hospital said in a statement Monday.
The male patient arrived at the emergency room Monday morning with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. He has been quarantined to undergo medical screening.
"All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients," the hospital wrote in a statement.
Mount Sinai is following protocol recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week.
CDC officials told Fox News correspondent John Roberts that there have been “a half dozen or so” so-called “Persons Under Investigation” in the U.S. for possible Ebola infection and that they have all turned out to be negative.
One of those was at Carolina Medical Center a little more than a week ago.
The CDC assumes that Mount Sinai is acting out of an abundance of caution after the center sent out an alert regarding febrile patients who have recently traveled to West Africa.
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