NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — As a second American who contracted Ebola in Liberia arrived in the United States for special treatment, Manhattan doctors are still waiting for tests done on a patient who showed Ebola-like symptoms Monday.
The man showed up to the Mount Sinai Medical Center emergency room with a high fever and gastrointestinal problems. Concern increased after he told doctors he had recently traveled to a country in West Africa, where the deadly virus is spreading.
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. He remained in isolation Tuesday.
“This is the time for maximum on-guard because the more you invest in something early, the less trouble you have,” Dr. John Jacoby, a primary care physician at Mount Sinai, told CBS 2’s Don Champion.