Teenager with ‘Ebola-like’ symptoms quarantined in Miami after getting sick following trip to West Africa
” A West African teen became sick while visiting Miami Beach on Sunday and grew concerned that they may have Ebola
The unnamed person was then taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital for tests and the hazardous materials team was called in
Authorities say there is very little risk that the teenager has Ebola but they are taking every precaution
A firm diagnosis will take 48 hours
By David Mccormack for MailOnline
Published: 08:10 EST, 6 October 2014 | Updated: 08:12 EST, 6 October 2014
A teenager from West Africa who became sick while visiting Florida caused Jackson Memorial Hospital to go on high alert on Sunday amid fears that they may have the deadly Ebola virus.
Officials said the patient took a taxi to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach after he became sick with flu-like symptoms. Miami Beach Fire Rescue then transferred him to Jackson for further tests.
Although a firm diagnosis takes 48 hours, medical experts said the probability of Ebola in this particular case is extremely low.”