Patient being treated for possible Ebola exposure in California
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — A patient is being kept in an isolated negative pressure room while specialists work to determine whether or not they have the Ebola virus. Sister station FOX 40 in Sacramento reports the patient may have been exposed to the virus and is being treated at Kaiser Permanente South Medical Center.
FOX 40 reports that the Centers for Disease Control says the process may take several days. The Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services says that the appropriate protocols have been followed.
Two Americans who contracted the virus while in Liberia are currently being treated in Atlanta. Meanwhile, the Associated Press reports that a Liberian slum where at least 50,000 people live is under quarantine and curfew Tuesday night as the country tries to mitigate the spread of the virus in the capital city of Monrovia.
The CDC says the Ebola outbreak in 2014 is one of the largest in West Africa’s history.