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Man admitted to New York hospital for Ebola monitoring

Published on Aug 5, 2014 6:18 AM

NEW YORK (AFP) - A man was admitted to a New York City hospital on Monday suffering from symptoms similar to those of Ebola and was being tested to see if he was infected, hospital officials said.

"In the early morning hours of Monday, August 4, 2014, a male patient with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms presented at The Mount Sinai Hospital's Emergency Department in New York City," a hospital statement said.

The patient recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported, it added without naming the country.

"The patient has been placed in strict isolation and is undergoing medical screenings to determine the cause of his symptoms. All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff," the hospital added.

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