- The Washington Times - Friday, October 3, 2014

A patient who recently traveled to Nigeria is being treated at a Washington hospital with Ebola-like symptoms.

The report says the patient was admitted in stable condition and has been isolated and tested.

“In an abundance of caution, we have activated the appropriate infection control protocols, including isolating the patient,” hospital spokeswoman Kerry-Ann Hamilton said in a statement, according to NBC. “Our medical team continues to evaluate and monitor progress in close collaboration with the CDC and the Department of Health.”

Nigeria is among the African countries that have been affected by the Ebola outbreak.

The first case to be diagnosed in the U.S. is roiling the Dallas area, but other parts of the nation are on high alert, particularly when treating patients who recently traveled in West Africa.

Asked about the patient’s travels and whether he or she would be tested for the Ebola virus, Ms. Hamilton said in an email she “cannot provide additional details at this time.”

Dr. Joxel Garcia, director of the D.C. Department of Health, said in a statement: “The District of Columbia Department of Health has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Howard University Hospital to monitor any patients displaying symptoms associated with the Ebola virus. At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the District of Columbia.”

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