Possible Ebola patient in isolation at California hospital
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - 00:47
A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is in isolation at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center. Linda So reports.
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A patient who may have been exposed to Ebola is in isolation at Kaiser's South Sacramento Medical Center. The CDC is testing blood samples from the patient to check for the presence of the virus. The director of hospital operations says the patient is being treated in a specially equipped negative pressure room. SOUNDBITE: DONNA SUMMERS, KAISER PATIENT, SAYING: "I'm speechless, I had no idea, that's crazy." Patients leaving Kaiser say they had no idea a possible Ebola patient was being treated at the hospital. So far, the only known patients with Ebola being treated in the U.S. are Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol. They remain at Emory Hospital in Atlanta after contracting the virus while working with Ebola patients in Liberia. No information has been released about where the California patient may have contracted the virus.
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