Possible Ebola Patient At UC Davis Medical Center In Sacramento, Calif.
A patient with possible Ebola symptoms is being cared for at UC Davis Medical Center in Davis, Calif., according to FOX40.
The patient first presented with symptoms at Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, reports FOX40. While that hospital has resumed almost normal functioning, they have closed their emergency room in order to do a deep clean, and plan to re-open the facility later today.
There currently aren’t any other details about the patient, where he or she came from or what the symptoms were, but the potential case is confirmation of public health authorities’ warnings that the Ebola threat, while declining, is not over.
Ebola was first diagnosed in the U.S. in Sept. 2014, when Liberian man Eric Thomas Duncan was taken via ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian hospital in Dallas. Duncan died of the disease, but two nurses who contracted the virus from him survived. Since their cases, a few more Ebola scares have cropped up, including in the Denver area and Bethesda, and a lab worker at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was accidentally exposed to the virus but did not end up contracting the disease.
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