- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 2, 2014

Hawaiian health officials say a patient has been isolated and may be tested for Ebola.

While the patient could be sick for a variety of reasons, ABC affiliate KITV reports that a test for the virus would be the first of its kind after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines to make sure hospitals check for the deadly virus that’s wreaked havoc in West Africa and infected a man in the Dallas who traveled to the U.S. from Liberia.

“The hospital is being very careful, as they should be, to take precautions making sure the patient is in isolation and making sure the people and the public stay safe,” Melissa Viray, of the Hawaii Department of Health, told KITV. “That being said, it’s still an if. This is not a ‘for sure’ thing.”

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