Duke University Hospital patient being monitored for Ebola

DURHAM, N.C. (KABC) -- A traveler from Liberia is being monitored in isolation at Duke University Hospital after reporting Ebola-like symptoms, according to the North Carolina Department of Health. The patient is not believed to have been exposed to the disease.

The department emphasizes that no case of Ebola has been confirmed and they are acting out of an abundance of caution.

The traveler came to North Carolina after leaving Liberia and arriving in the United States Friday via Newark Liberty International Airport. He developed a fever Sunday.

The individual did not have any symptoms upon arrival in the U.S.

The person traveled by commercial bus from Newark to Durham, and was picked up by family and taken to Person County. The individual was taken from Person County using the appropriate health and safety protocols, according to the department.

A blood sample from the patient will be sent to the State Laboratory of Public Health, in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, for preliminary testing.

The preliminary results of the patient's first Ebola test are expected to be completed early Monday morning.







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