CHICAGO (CBS) – Medical personnel in Chicago said they are using “an abundance of caution” for two patients being evaluated for Ebola, even though neither has been diagnosed with the disease, after each of them became sick on separate flights from Liberia to O’Hare International Airport.
CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports neither patient – a child and an adult who are not related – has a fever, and neither has been tested for Ebola, but both are being monitored at local hospitals.
The child began vomiting after boarding a flight from Liberia to Chicago, and was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital after arriving in Chicago, to undergo stringent infection control protocols. The child later was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago, where he was in isolation Wednesday morning. His family has shown no signs of Ebola, but is under quarantine until an evaluation has been completed.