NYC: Ebola Virus: Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City Tests Patient Male Patient, Who Has Ebola-Like Symptoms and Returned From West Africa, Has Been Placed in Isolation


Wall Street Journal logo NYCflagBy Will Huntsberry,    Updated Aug. 5, 2014 7:18 a.m. ET

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.

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  1. I think that this is uncharted territory for hosting media about it here. We on a policy and management level simply have with no room for errors. Ebola has since 1976 been the scariest virus in my estimation. It is said to be “not” an airborne virus but the spread of it makes it very curious about why it travels so fast. It does not seem like it need voluminous contact. Because it comes out of West Africa only suggests that we are not setting up reliable clinics there — that we have to bring them back in the gestation periods. The decision-making is too loosely determine based on the “risks” to the American urban population faced with immediate concerns.

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