Ebola patients arrive Philadelphia hospital Dr. Patrick Brennan, chief medical officer at Penn Medicine, said the patient met screening criteria for Ebola testing and is currently undergoing evaluation.
A patient is being tested for a possible Ebola virus at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, officials with the medical facility said Wednesday.Dr. Patrick Brennan, chief medical officer at Penn Medicine, said the patient met screening criteria for Ebola testing and is currently undergoing evaluation.
“Preliminary testing indicates that the patient has another condition, which is likely the cause of their illness,” Brennan said in a statement. “There is no risk to other patients or visitors.”
Brennan said the hospital is following “proper protocols and procedures” for dealing with Ebola, including isolating the patient, and will adhere to them until testing is complete.
The latest possible Ebola case comes less than a month after a man was released from a Nebraska medical center after possible exposure to the virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was not found to show any symptoms of the disease and was not believed to be a risk to the public, according to the medical center.