Patient at John Dempsey Hospital in Farmington undergoing Ebola testing
Farmington, Conn. — A person who had just returned from Liberia was admitted Tuesday night to John Dempsey Hospital with a fever and UConn Health officials said they could not rule out Ebola as a potential diagnosis.
UConn Health Spokesman Tom Breen said the patient arrived from Liberia on April 30 and was admitted to the hospital Tuesday evening with a fever. Although he was in Liberia, he had no direct contact with Ebola victims, according to Dr. Paul Skolnik. He is currently in stable condition.
"Although other diagnoses were more likely, the possibility of Ebola virus infection could not be completely ruled out because of the symptoms and because of his arrival from Liberia on April 30," Breen said in a statement.
Breen said the hospital has isolated the patient and active its Ebola protocols. The patient is currently in "good condition," Breen said.
The Ebola test for the patient should be back within 24 hours, Skolnik said.
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