New Unconfirmed Ebola Case in Washington D.C.

According to NBC Washington News there is a patient that is being treated at Howard University Hospital. The patient was confirmed late Friday morning and has been recently traveling to Nigeria, an affected region.

Patient is in stable condition and currently being isolated. According to a hospital spokesperson:

“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.”

We will update as soon as we get more information. In the meantime continue minimizing your exposure in public areas and wash your hands frequently. Avoid shaking hands.

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