Second Ebola patient headed to US as New York tests possible victim
Published on Aug 5, 2014 9:14 AM
ATLANTA (REUTERS) - The second American aid worker who contracted the Ebola virus in West Africa is expected to arrive in Atlanta on Tuesday in serious condition, while a New York hospital is testing a man with symptoms of the deadly disease.
Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan said on Monday it was testing a man who travelled to a West African nation where Ebola has been reported.
The man, who came into the emergency room on Monday morning with a high fever and a stomach ache, was in "good condition" and results of tests to find the cause of his symptoms were expected by Tuesday morning, hospital officials said at a news conference.
"Odds are it is not Ebola," said Dr Jeremy Boal, the hospital's chief medical officer. Still, the patient was rushed into strict isolation within seven minutes of his arrival at the hospital.
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