Patient being tested for Ebola at Howard University Hospital in D.C.

Patient being tested for Ebola at Howard University Hospital in D.C.

  • One important aspect of healthy living is being educated on outbreaks and epidemics and knowing what steps to take to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
  • NBC4 Washington reports that a patient with Ebola-like symptoms is now being treated at Howard University in Washington D.C. A hospital representative confirmed it on October 3rd. The patient traveled to Nigeria recently.
  • The patient is in stable condition, and is now being isolated and treated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working closely with the hospital to determine if the patient is infected with the Ebola virus.
  • In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient,” said hospital spokesperson Kerry-Ann Hamilton in a statement. “Our medical team continues to evaluate and monitor progress in close collaboration with the CDC and the Department of Health.”
  • Because of privacy reasons, no further details were shared about the patient. The D.C. Department of Health has stated that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in D.C.
  • Ebola is infectious: Which means that people infected are highly likely to get sick. The virus is not highly contagious, so it doesn’t spread easily.
  • However, it is transmitted through bodily fluids, direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person, exposure to objects (such as needles) that have been contaminated with infected secretions.
  • The CDC has recently confirmed the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States.
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