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NYC Hospital Tests Patient For Ebola

Posted August 4th, 2014 @ 4:37pm

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City is testing a patient for Ebola.  The hospital reports a male patient recently traveled to a West African country where the outbreak has left over 850 people dead.  The patient reportedly showed up to the emergency room this morning with a high fever and stomach pains.  He has been placed in strict isolation and is now being tested to determine the cause of his symptoms. 

Meanwhile, Mount Sinai says it is taking the necessary steps to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff.  The hospital says it is continuing to work with federal, state and city health officials to monitor this case and keep the community informed. 

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