A man, who recently returned from a trip to West Africa, went to the emergency room Sunday Night with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems. He is currently undergoing a series of tests at Mt. Sinai Hospital, including Ebola testing.
Marc Santora reports:
Heightened concern about the Ebola virus has led to alarms being raised at three hospitals in New York City. But so far, no Ebola cases have turned up.
The latest episode involved a man who had recently been to West Africa, and who went to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan late Sunday with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems, the hospital reported on Monday.
He is being kept in isolation at the hospital while tests are being done for Ebola, a deadly disease, but also for other illnesses that could have caused 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.”
In a news conference early this evening, hospital officials said the odds are this case is not Ebola. The patient had a fever and recently traveled to a West African country, where he returned from last month.
The unidentified patient was was promptly put into isolation as a precaution, the officials said.
“After consultation with CDC and Mount Sinai, the [NYC] 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,” according to a department spokesperson.
It is quite possible that New Yorkers have dodged a bullet this time, but if it doesn’t happen today it certainly seems like a possibility in the near future.
Breitbart reported yesterday that illegals are entering our Southern Border from West African countries. Dr. Jane Orient has revealed that there are 100,000 West Africans in Central America at this time.
It should also be noted that over 100 health care workers have been infected while working with Ebola patients in West Africa. With the first of two Ebola patients already at Emory Hospital in Atlanta, and the second scheduled to arrive tomorrow, anxiety levels are understandably high. One mistake or case of bad luck will be all it takes.
Pray for America.
Pray for Africa.
Pray for the eradication of this horrible virus.