A man who recently returned from West Africa with symptoms consistent with the Ebola virus is being tested for the disease in New York City, where he was admitted to a hospital early on Monday morning, officials said.
A blood sample was being sent Monday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, where it will take 24 to 48 hours to determine if he has the disease, officials said.
The man presented at Mount Sinai Hospital with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems, officials said. Authorities wouldn’t identify the man or the country he had been to and the reasons for his visit.
Fox News Report Aug. 4th