Man Tested For Ebola Is Likely Not Infected

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A man, who had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms after traveling to West Africa, was tested Monday, Aug. 4, for Ebola at a New York hospital, but health officials said he was unlikely infected.

The man, who just came back from a country where Ebola has been reported, felt sick and went to Mount Sinai Medical Center.

“Odds are, this is not Ebola,” said Dr. Jeremy Boal, chief medical officer at Mount Sinai Health System, the Associated Press reported.

New York City’s Department of Health also said, “The patient is unlikely to have Ebola,” but more testings will be done to confirm the patient’s condition.

New York and Washington airports have been told to pay extra attention to travelers with a fever, headache, achiness, a sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, a rash or red eyes. The virus’s symptoms could take as long as 21 days to show up, so it is possible for a person to come into the country without knowing he or she is carrying the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said three Americans had been tested for Ebola so far, but all results came back negative.

Photo Credit: AP/John Minchillo

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