NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital was under treatment Monday afternoon, after being tested following a trip to a country where the Ebola virus is present, the hospital said in a statement.
As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, the man arrived at the East Harlem medical center’s emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The man told doctors he had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported, the hospital said.
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The man was placed into “strict isolation” within seven minutes of his arrival, and was undergoing various tests to determine the cause of the symptoms late Monday, the hospital said.