Thank God for that
Doctors Reportedly Clear Brooklyn Teen Of Ebola Virus
A Brooklyn teen who recently returned from a trip to Sudan was rushed to the hospital Friday night with Ebola-like symptoms, but was ultimately cleared of the deadly disease, officials told the Daily News.
The stricken 14-year-old boy spiked a fever and was complaining of feeling fluish, law enforcement sources said.
The teenager was brought to Brookdale University Hospital, where staff isolated him from other patients. He was in a room with the shades drawn and the door tightly closed, but no quarantine sign or warning was posted.
Staff ran tests to determine if the boy had contracted the potentially deadly sickness, officials told The News, which was the first to report the story on nydailynews.com.
Doctors had ruled out Ebola early Saturday, according to an NYPD spokesman, but neither the FDNY nor the city’s Office of Emergency Management could confirm these findings. Hospital officials did not return calls.
The teen fell ill during his two-week trip to Sudan in northern Africa and was hospitalized there, a source said.
“They go back for a month or more during the summer months every year,” said Henriquez Hyppolite, 22, who lives next-door to the boy.
The teen apparently lied to officials in order to fly home, sources said. EMS was called to the teen’s Bergen Beach home at 6:06 p.m., FDNY officials said.
Gonna be a long fall and winter with all these damn Ebola scares.
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