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California Patient Being Tested For Ebola

California Patient Being Tested For Ebola 2014-08-20

CALIFORNIA — A patient from Sacramento, California had been taken to Kaiser Permanente’s South Sacramento Medical Center early this morning.

The patient, whose identity has not been released yet, is in isolation after reportedly contracting similar symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus. The California man apparently had come from a trip to West Africa when he started to get sick.

Although the condition of the patient remains undisclosed, health experts believe the likelihood of this individual actually having the Ebola virus is ‘slim’.

“While we should be aware of the disease and its symptoms, it is unlikely Ebola poses a significant public health threat at this time,” said Dr. Gil Chavez, deputy director for the Center for Infectious Diseases and state epidemiologist at the California Department of Public Health

Dr. Gil Chaves stated that the initial symptoms of the Ebola virus is fever, headache, diarrhea and vomiting.
The deadly Ebola virus has claimed the lives of 1,35o people in the West African nations of Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria.

The Ebola virus is said to have a high potential to kill those who become infected and experts warn that as of yet, no cure or treatment exists.