A California patient has been isolated and is being tested for the Ebola virus, officials told a local news outlet Tuesday evening.
According to KCRA-TV, Kaiser Permanente is collaborating with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health to determine whether or not a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly virus is infected with it.
“In order to protect our patients, staff and physicians, even though infection with the virus is unconfirmed, we are taking the actions recommended by the CDC as a precaution, just as we do for other patients with a suspected infectious disease,” Dr. Stephen Paroli, an infectious disease specialist, said in a news release. “This includes isolation of the patient in a specially equipped negative pressure room and the use of personal protective equipment by trained staff, coordinated with infectious disease specialists.”
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The outcome of the tests are expected within a few days.
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