Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in a statement Friday night that they had released a patient who was "reporting Ebola symptoms," but was "low risk" and "wanted to leave the hospital."
"Thursday evening, a patient reporting Ebola symptoms was transferred from Baylor University Medical Center to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas," the hospital said in a statement. "The patient was placed in isolation at Texas Health Dallas and evaluated with all appropriate precautions."
FILE - A sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated, in this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, in Dallas. Health officials said Sunday Oct. 12, 2014 a health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for Eric Duncan has tested positive for Ebola in a preliminary test "confirmatory testing will be conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta." (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
"The patient was determined to be low risk and wanted to leave the hospital," it continued. "The CDC and Texas Department of State Health Services were advised of this and did not feel it was necessary to have her detained."
[sharequote align="center"]"The patient was determined to be low risk and wanted to leave the hospital."[/sharequote]
It was not immediately clear whether or not a sample was taken from the patient for testing. An email from TheBlaze to a hospital representative seeking more information was not immediately returned.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is the same hospital that treated Thomas Duncan, the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. He ultimately succumbed to the deadly virus, but since two medical workers that treated Duncan have become infected. Both were treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas before being transferred to other locations.
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