Ebola: Ohio Woman Being Tested For Deadly Virus

Ebola may have just presented in Ohio. A Columbus woman who recently traveled to West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. A Columbus Public Health representative told the media that the woman is being held in isolation in an unnamed local medical facility.

The Ohio woman being tested for Ebola is “doing well,” according to the Columbus health spokesman. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have initiated testing guidelines for potential Ebola virus patients. The guidelines include testing everyone that presents with specific symptoms and those who have recently visited one of the nations in the midst of battling the deadly disease.

The woman’s test samples were sent to the CDC, and results are expected to be available later today or Wednesday. Ohio Department of Health representative Melanie Amato told the local media that test results were negative on Tuesday morning, but no official statement has yet been issued by the Centers for Disease Control.

Excerpt from CDC Ebola information notice:

“Ebola hemorrhagic fever [Ebola H] is one of numerous Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. It is a severe, often fatal disease in humans and nonhuman primates, such as monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees. Standard, contact, and droplet precautions are recommended for management of hospitalized patients with known or suspected Ebola hemorrhagic fever, also referred to as Ebola Viral Disease. Note that this guidance outlines only those measures that are specific for Ebola HF; additional infection control measures might be warranted if an Ebola HF patient has other conditions or illnesses for which other measures are indicated e.g., tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant organisms, etc.”

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a man in New York City who had also recently traveled to West Africa was also being tested for the Ebola virus.

Check back with The Inquisitr for more news about the breaking Ebola story as details become available.

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