‘Ebola protocol in place’: Suspected case transferred to Boston hospital


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A hospital in Boston area’s Braintree, Massachusetts has been briefly quarantined after a patient who recently travelled to Liberia was suspected of having Ebola. The patient showing some symptoms of the disease was transferred to another facility.

“Ebola protocol is in place,” said fire department official Joe Zanca according to the Boston Globe.

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The Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates clinic was quarantined out of precaution, officials said. The patient, who had recently travelled to Liberia was reportedly complaining of headaches and muscle aches, and was isolated outside of the facility.

“Out of an abundance of caution we immediately notified authorities and the patient was securely removed from the building and put into an ambulance now headed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,” Harvard Vanguard Chief of Infectious Disease Ben Kruskal said in a statement.

Read more at RT News

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