NYC Hospital Testing Patient for Possible Ebola

Plane leaves Liberia with 2nd American with Ebola
   MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- A special plane transporting the second American infected with Ebola has left Liberia's capital en route to Atlanta.
   An Associated Press reporter saw the four-vehicle convoy that arrived at Monrovia's airport early Tuesday. The chartered plane took off at 1:12 a.m. local time.
   Nancy Writebol, a missionary from North Carolina, will be treated at the same Atlanta hospital where an American doctor with Ebola already has been taken.
   Writebol's son, Jeremy, said his mother "is still struggling" but that "there seems to be improvement."
   The two Americans infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans
   Ebola has killed at least 887 people in four West African countries.
 

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City hospital says it's performing Ebola tests on a patient who recently traveled to West Africa.

Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan says a male patient with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms came in Monday. The hospital says it placed him in strict isolation and he's undergoing medical screenings.
Officials at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be tied to the recent Ebola outbreak there.
The Ebola virus causes a hemorrhagic fever that has sickened more than 1,600 people, killing nearly 900 mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. It's spread through direct contact with bodily fluids.
A spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says at least three Americans have been tested in the U.S. He says all three tested negative.


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