- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 16, 2014

It is unlikely that a Virginia inmate who traveled to West Africa in recent weeks and presented a low-grade fever has the Ebola virus, Loudoun County officials said Thursday.

The Loudoun Times reports the unidentified woman who was taken to Inova Loudoun Hospital has a “very low probability” of Ebola but they cannot rule it out because she has not been tested.

Public officials around the country are taking extra precautions to avoid the type of Ebola infections that hit a Dallas hospital in recent days, after a Liberian nation flew to Texas, was hospitalized with the deadly virus and died days later.

Since then, two nurses who treated the man have tested positive for Ebola. The first worker, 26-year-old Nina Pham, was being transported late Thursday from Dallas to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The second worker, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, was taken to a specially equipped facility at Emory University in Atlanta.


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