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Nigerian Traveler Admitted To Washington Hospital With "Ebola-like" Symptoms

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CNN reports that a Washington-area hospital has admitted a patient with symptoms possibly associated with Ebola, the Howard University Hospital said Friday.

The patient, who was not named, had traveled to Nigeria and upon returning was "presenting with symptoms that could be associated with Ebola," according to hospital spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton.

The unidentified patient is listed in stable condition, according to Kerry-Ann Hamilton, a spokesperson for the hospital.

The hospital released the following statement:

We can confirm that a patient has been admitted to Howard University Hospital in stable condition, following travel to Nigeria and presenting with symptoms that could be associated with Ebola.

 

In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient.

 

Our medical team continues to evaluate and monitor progress in close collaboration with the CDC and the Department of Health.

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