Patient With Ebola-Like Symptoms Being Treated in Washington, DC

A doctor for tropical medicine prepares a blood sample for analysis during a demonstration for the media of Ebola-treatment capabilities at Station 59 at Charite hospital Aug. 11, 2014, in Berlin. The specialized quarantine unit is among a handful of facilities in Germany that are capable of handling Ebola cases.
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A person with Ebola-like symptoms has been admitted to Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C., reports NBC 4.

According to the news station, the patient had recently traveled to Nigeria and was admitted to the hospital in stable condition. Doctors are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta to determine whether the patient, who is being treated in isolation, is infected with the virus.


"In an abundance of caution we have activated the appropriate infection-control protocols, including isolating the patient. Our medical team continues to evaluate and monitor progress in close collaboration with the CDC and the Department of Health," hospital spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said in a statement.

The hospital declined to identify the patient but says it will release updates as the case progresses.

Read more at NBC 4.

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