Ebola In America? NY Patient Being Tested For Virus, High Fever Upon Return From West Africa

- By Bossip Staff

This is some scary isht…

Possible Case Of Ebola Hits The United States

Ebola is making a resurgence in Liberia and throughout West Africa, but now an American traveler may have brought the virus back with him after a trip to an African nation experiencing an outbreak. Via MailOnline:

New York City’s Mount Sinai Hospital is treating a sick male patient who recently returned from a West African country where the Ebola virus has been reported.

The patient arrived at the hospital’s emergency room early on Monday morning with ‘a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms,’ according to a statement from the hospital.

The patient has been isolated and is undergoing diagnostic testing for Ebola, but also for other illnesses that could cause his symptoms.

‘All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff,’ the hospital said in a statement.

‘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 Department of Health has since released a statement stating that the patient is unlikely to have the deadly disease.

‘After consultation with CDC and Mount Sinai, the Health Department has concluded that the patient is unlikely to have Ebola. Specimens are being tested for common causes of illness and to definitively exclude Ebola,’ read the statement.

Hospital officials say they hope to have an answer in the next 24 to 48 hours, but they say the symptoms are common in other illnesses.

They say it’s “unlikely…” but how comfortable does that make you??

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