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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:11 pm 
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Media reporting suspect Ebola case at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Tests pending.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:12 pm 
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Man Being Tested At Mount Sinai Hospital For Possible Ebola Virus
August 4, 2014 4:02 PM


NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A patient at Mount Sinai hospital is being tested after traveling to a country where the Ebola virus is present, the hospital said in a statement.
The man arrived at Mount Sinai’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 is present, the hospital said.
The man has been placed in “strict isolation” and is undergoing various tests to determine the cause of the symptoms, the hospital said.
All appropriate steps to keep patients, staff and visitors safe are being taken, the hospital said.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:19 pm 
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MOUNT SINAI PATIENT TESTED FOR EBOLA VIRUS

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UPPER EAST SIDE (WABC) -- Mount Sinai Hospital is performing tests on a patient who had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported, the hospital says.

A male patient with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms came to the hospital's emergency room on Monday morning.

The hospital says the patient has been placed in strict isolation and is undergoing medical screenings to determine the cause of his symptoms.

"All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients," the hospital wrote in a statement.

Mt. Sinai is following what the Center for Disease Control recommended last week when they sent a Health Alert to doctors and hospitals.

The Ebola virus causes a hemorrhagic fever that has sickened more than 1,300 people in Africa, killing more than 700 mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. It is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood or urine, unlike an airborne virus like influenza or the common cold. A person exposed to the virus can take up to 21 days to exhibit any symptoms, making it possible for infected travelers to enter the U.S. without knowing they have it.

Federal agents at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak, as delegations from some 50 countries arrive in the nation's capital for a leadership summit this week. Border patrol agents at Washington's Dulles International and New York's JFK airport in particular have been told to ask travelers about possible exposure to the virus and to be on the lookout for anyone with a fever, headache, achiness, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, rash or red eyes.

If a passenger is suspected of carrying the deadly virus, they would be quarantined immediately and evaluated by medical personnel, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which provided the additional training to local airports.

"There is always the possibility that someone with an infectious disease can enter the United States," CDC spokeswoman Barbara Reynolds said Monday. "The public health concern is whether it would spread, and, if so, how quickly.'"

While the CDC says it is not screening passengers boarding planes at African airports - the job of local authorities there - the center said it has encouraged vulnerable countries to follow certain precautions. Outbound passengers in the countries experiencing Ebola are being screened for fevers and with health questionnaires, Reynolds said.

Health officials say the threat to Americans remains relatively small, even with the uptick in travel this week between Africa and the United States. In the past decade, five people have entered the U.S. known to have a viral hemorrhagic fever, including a case last March of a Minnesota man diagnosed with Lassa Fever after traveling to West Africa.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:25 pm 
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A Manhattan hospital patient with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms is being tested for the Ebola virus, officials said Monday.
The male Mount Sinai patient recently traveled to an Ebola afflicted West African country, the hospital said, though it would not specify which one. The patient has been isolated and is undergoing tests to figure out the cause of his symptoms.
“All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients,” the hospital wrote in a statement.
The virus has killed 887 people across four countries — Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:28 pm 
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The patient had recently travelled to a West African country
A man who arrived at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City Monday with a high fever and stomach problems is being tested for Ebola, a hospital spokesman confirmed.

The patient had been visiting a West African country where Ebola cases have been reported. Africa is in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with over 1,600 reported cases and over 887 deaths in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

The hospital reports that the patient is being kept in isolation to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, and is being tested to confirm that his symptoms are from Ebola.

“All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff,” Mt. Sinai said in a statement.

http://time.com/3080189/ebola-mt-sinai-new-york/

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:31 pm 
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(CNN/PIX11) – A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City is being tested after being admitted to the facility with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, and reporting recent travel to a country in West Africa where Ebola has been reported, according to a statement from the hospital on Monday.

The World Health Organization describes the Ebola virus disease as a “severe acute viral illness often characterized by the sudden onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:34 pm 
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A patient admitted to New York City's Mount Sinai hospital is being tested for Ebola after returning from West Africa with "high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms," according to a report by ABC-7.
ABC-7 reports that the patient is "in strict isolation."

A Mount Sinai spokesperson declined to provide additional information on the case, but said a statement would be sent out shortly. We will update this post as soon as we hear back.

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This image, reportedly a screenshot of a Mount Sinai statement on the situation, was circulating Twitter but has not yet been confirmed:



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:41 pm 
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Patient at Mount Sinai Has Ebola-Like Symptoms, Hospital Says
By DENISE GRADY and MARC SANTORA
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A patient went to Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan on Sunday with symptoms consistent with Ebola. Credit Tina Fineberg for The New York Times

A man who recently has been to West Africa went to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan late Sunday with symptoms consistent with Ebola — high fever and gastrointestinal problems, the hospital reported on Monday.

He is being kept in isolation at the hospital while tests are being done for Ebola, a virulent viral disease, but also for other illnesses that could cause his symptoms.

A hospital spokeswoman, Dorie Klissas, said that to protect the patient’s privacy the hospital was not making public his occupation, which country he had been in, whether he had been exposed to a patient with Ebola there, or whether he had close contacts like family members, friends or co-workers who were also at risk. Ms. Klissas said the patient’s blood was being tested for Ebola, but she declined to say when the test results would be available.

“We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients,” she said in an email.

As to whether other patients who were in Mount Sinai’s emergency room on Sunday night were at risk, Ms. Klissas said by email, “All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff.” But she declined to say what those steps were.

In a statement to employees, hospital officials said that Ebola was spread only by direct contact with bodily fluids, and that infection control measures were being employed to protect patients and staff.

Ian Michaels, a spokesman for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, said that another patient was isolated at a hospital in the city last week after arriving on a flight from West Africa and showing symptoms found in Ebola patients.

That man was screened at Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday night and taken to Bellevue Hospital. He had a fever, but within a day the fever had gone away and it became clear that he did not have Ebola. Mr. Michaels did not know the details of the tests performed on the man.

“We are on a heightened state of alert,” he said. “We have instructed all 11 of our hospitals to follow C.D.C. guidelines and be on the lookout for Ebola-like symptoms.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/05/healt ... .html?_r=0

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:00 pm 
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New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital was performing tests Monday on a patient who had traveled recently in West Africa, where an Ebola outbreak has killed hundreds of people, after he arrived at the emergency room with symptoms of the disease.

The hospital issued this statement Monday afternoon:

In a statement, the hospital said he had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms when he came to the emergency room in the early hours of Monday morning. He was put in isolation until test results are back.

"The patient had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported," the hospital said in the statement. "The patient has been placed in strict isolation and is undergoing medical screenings to determine the cause of his symptoms. All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff.

"We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients."

An Ebola outbreak in four West African countries has killed hundreds of people and sickened more than 1,000, including two American aid workers in Liberia. One of them, Dr. Kent Brantly, was flown back to the United States on Saturday and is being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The other, Nancy Writebol, is expected to be brought to Atlanta on Tuesday.

There is no known cure for Ebola, which kills more than half the people it infects. Its symptoms are similar to influenza, malaria and other diseases. Diagnosis is done through a blood test.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:03 pm 
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Patient tested at Mount Sinai
Possible Ebola case in New York City

Posted: Aug 04, 2014 4:04 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 04, 2014 4:41 PM EDT
By MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF

Doctors at a hospital in New York City have put a patient in isolation because he has symptoms that indicate they may have Ebola.

The unidentified patient is at Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He apparently recently traveled to West Africa, where hundreds of people, including two Americans, have contracted the potentially deadly disease.

The man arrived at Mount Sinai's emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the hospital said in a statement.

"The patient has been placed in strict isolation and is undergoing medical screenings to determine the cause of his symptoms," the statement said. "All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said that the "likelihood of contracting Ebola is extremely low unless a person has direct contact with the body fluids of a person or animal that is infected and showing symptoms." Nonetheless, the agency has issued a travel warning, saying U.S. residents should avoid "nonessential" travel to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

The incubation period for the disease ranges from two to 21 days, according to the CDC. The most common incubation period for signs or symptoms to appear is eight to 10 days.

"Early symptoms include sudden fever, chills, and muscle aches," the CDC said on its website. "Around the fifth day, a skin rash can occur. Nausea, vomiting, chest pain, sore throat, abdominal pain, and diarrhea may follow."

The CDC urges people who have been exposed to Ebola to not travel on commercial airplanes until he or she is monitored for symptoms for at least three weeks after exposure. In fact, the CDC said that airlines should consider stopping sick travelers from boarding flights if Ebola is suspected.

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