Man tested for Ebola at New York City hospital

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NEW YORK — A man who recently traveled to Africa is being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital.

A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City was being tested after being admitted to the facility with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, according to a statement from the hospital on Monday.

He had recently traveled to a country in West Africa where Ebola has been reported. The patient was placed in strict isolation, and doctors are working to determine the cause of his symptoms.

The Ebola virus causes viral hemorrhagic fever, which refers to a group of viruses that affect multiple organ systems in the body and are often accompanied by bleeding.

Early symptoms include sudden onset of fever, weakness, muscle pain, headaches and a sore throat. They later progress to vomiting, diarrhea, impaired kidney and liver function — and sometimes internal and external bleeding.

For more information on Ebola, visit the World Health Organization website.

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4 comments

    • Chucky

      Same here. They cannot possibly track everyone who has left that area and might have had exposure. People who tend to travel there, go everywhere.

      • Stuart

        i know this is supposedly contracted through bodily fluids, but I feel for the people that were on the same airplanes from Africa to NY

  • Fred Dushkewich

    Pandemic by Design ~ The Ebola Bio Weapon!??????………
    Ebola is airborne…… there are three different strains.

    COMING TO A CITY NEAR YOU!!!………

    Ebola, MERS, Swine Flu, CKDu … too many different killer infections over various parts of the planet (the Middle East, Africa, Mexico, Central America) occurring at the same time for them to be coincidences. Biological agents (germs) have obviously been weaponized and are being used against unwilling and unsuspecting Guinea pigs. It won’t be long before the United States, Canada, UK, Europe, and the former Soviet Union will be the next lab experiment.

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