HERE WE GO AGAIN: Patient with possible Ebola taken to NYC hospital...
A person who recently visited West Africa was rushed to Bellevue Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms Wednesday, FDNY officials said.
The patient was suffering from symptoms associated with the deadly virus, and fit the FDNY’s “criteria for fever travel,” according to a spokesperson.
The patient was taken to the hospital by paramedics, and the FDNY said a command post had been set up there with a hazmat and decontamination units.
The patient’s age and gender were not immediately clear and FDNY officials could not say where the patient was picked up.
Hospital officials said the person had recently returned from Guinea before falling ill. They said they will continue to evaluate the patient’s condition before testing for Ebola.
For the last year, Guinea, along with Liberia and Sierra Leone, have been experiencing the largest Ebola outbreak in history.