A hospital in Dallas, Texas is holding a patient in “strict isolation” after possible exposure to the Ebola virus.
According to USA Today, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas made a statement Monday regarding the possible Ebola case. The hospital suggests that the patient’s symptoms and recent travel indicated a case of Ebola, the virus that has killed more than 3,000 people across West Africa. The virus has also infected a handful of Americans who have traveled to that region providing medical care or support.
WFAA reports that the hospital said it is complying with all recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Texas Department of Health to ensure the safety of other patients and medical staff.
It is important to note that several US hospitals have previously raised alerts in connection with patients who presented Ebola-like symptoms, but all those cases tested negative for the virus. The test results for the possible Dallas Ebola patient are expected to be returned Tuesday.
Fortunately it appears that the US has prepared in case Ebola were to breach the borders. The US Federal State Department recently placed a bid for 160,000 Ebola hazmat suits.
The Inquisitr will provide more information as it is made available regarding the potential case of Ebola in Dallas, Texas.