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PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:54 pm 

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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A patient admitted to Kaiser Permanente may have been exposed to the Ebola virus, and test are currently being done to determine whether the virus is present, a representative has confirmed to CBS13.

The unidentified patient was admitted to the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, and they have been placed in isolation.

The medical center emphasizes all measures are being taken to protect the staff, and that the samples have been sent to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, who will test them. The tests are expected to take several days to complete.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:37 am 

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Aug 22, 2014, 7:16am PDT
Sacramento patient tests negative for Ebola
Melissa Wiese
Digital Editor-
Sacramento Business Journal

Concerns about Ebola in Sacramento have been tamped down after a Kaiser Permanente patient tested negative for the virus, according to KXTV-TV News 10.

Late Thursday, the California Department of Public Health said infection control measures were effective, and that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in California, according to News 10.

On Tuesday, news of a patient in Sacramento who might have Ebola spread through the region and the world. There's no additional details on the patient kept in isolation at Kaiser's South Sacramento Medical Center.

This week, California public health officials worked to reassure people that Ebola is not considered a risk in California, and that local hospitals were ready just in case.

Part of why people are terrified of the growing epidemic mostly seen in West Africa: There's no cure. But the virus is spread by bodily fluids, and local hospitals are prepared with existing negative pressure rooms for quarantine.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, signs of Ebola include high fever, severe headaches and muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and loss of appetite.

In other Ebola news, a Sacramento woman says her son has died of the virus in Liberia, according to News 10.

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