A patient who has been admitted to the Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C. for “Ebola-like” symptoms does not have the disease. Reports say the Ebola virus was “ruled out” by health officials.
The patient was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and was immediately isolated. The hospital is still treating the patient for other illnesses, according to reports.
“What you see are people taking precautions,” said Sylvia Burwell, the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, on the Howard case.
On Oct. 4, the article “Most suspected Ebola cases in the US have been false alarms” appeared on Vox.com by Susannah Locke on how people believed to have Ebola didn’t.
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“So far, there have been dozens of suspected Ebola cases around the United States,” writes Locke, “and the vast majority have turned out to be false alarms.”
More at this story continues to evolve.