A California hospital admitted a “possible ebola patient” who traveled from Liberia to LAX this week, but health officials say the patient is not suspected of having the virus.
The person was taken by ambulance from Los Angeles International Airport to an Inglewood hospital Tuesday night.
“The patient does not have any symptoms of Ebola, however, due to travel history, appropriate precautions were implemented,” the hospital’s statement read according to KTLA.
The hospital went on to say the patient has been fully isolated and appropriate testing will be conducted.
However, this patient is not a “suspected” ebola case. According to health officials, a suspected ebola case is anyone with a fever who has traveled to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea.
Los Angeles County health officials told KTLA the patient did travel to Liberia, and had “some kind of symptoms” when he arrived at LAX, but those symptoms could not be disclosed.
Read more about how health officials are handling this situation on KTLA.com.