Preliminary Ebola Test of Pennsylvania Patient Was Negative — CDC

Modesto Morganelli
Febbraio 8, 2019

Dr. Patrick Brennan, chief medical officer at Penn Medicine, said the patient met screening criteria for Ebola testing and is now undergoing evaluation.

Penn Medicine had said the patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was being tested for the potentially deadly illness even though officials didn't believe the patient had Ebola.

A patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is being monitored for possible Ebola as the Philadelphia hospital takes precautions.

The hospital did not release any further information about the identity of the patient or how they were possibly exposed to Ebola.

"All hospital operations continue as usual, and there was no impact on other patients or visitors during this standard evaluation process", Richter said.

It is not yet known if the patient had traveled to a location in which the disease is present or otherwise.

According to the ministry of health, there's now an outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo that has resulted in over 300 people deaths.

There is a now an outbreak of Ebola in the African country of Congo. "This can occur when a person touches the infected body fluids (or objects that are contaminated with them), and the virus gets in through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth". The rare disease can spread through bodily fluids and is fatal when left untreated. "People can get the virus through sexual contact as well".

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