Rockford Hospital Ebola Scare
WREX-TV is reporting that officials at Rockford Memorial Hospital admitted a patient with "possible" signs of Ebola. Hospital officials say the individual does NOT not have the virus, however, hospital staff did take all necessary precautions in case the patient did have the virus.
Common Ebola symptoms include:
- Muscle Pain
- Abdominal stomach pain
- Severe headache
- Overall weakness
Rockford Heath System released this statement to WREX-TV.
Rockford Memorial Hospital took ultra-conservative measures when dealing with a patient who reported a remote possibility of exposure to Ebola virus. The patient exhibited symptoms of infectious disease that would be consistent with any number of illnesses and was brought by ambulance into the emergency department on Monday, October 13. A patient suspected exposure while traveling by air and we used full precautions until the risk of exposure could be investigated and dismissed.
Hospital officials added that the this patient was not at risk.
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