Sarasota Memorial Hospital went on high alert Friday when a patient who recently arrived from West Africa came to the emergency department with symptoms similar to Ebola.
The patient has been admitted for treatment and observation, according to the hospital.
Doctors who evaluated the patient – both emergency medicine and infectious disease specialists – say he does not meet the CDC criteria for Ebola testing and that it is “highly unlikely” he has the virus. The patient’s travel itinerary did not include any high-risk Ebola countries.
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