NYC hospital tests man after travel to Ebola zone in Africa: local media

NEW YORK Mon Aug 4, 2014 4:21pm EDT

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City hospital is testing a patient who traveled to a West African nation where Ebola has been reported, local media reported on Monday.

Mount Sinai Hospital on Manhattan's Upper East Side said the male patient, who had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, had been placed in strict isolation and was being screened to determine the cause of his symptoms, according to reports.

(Reporting by Barbara Goldberg; Editing by Frank McGurty)

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