LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A hospital in Maryland says a person with possible Ebola symptoms and travel history has been determined to have malaria.
Officials at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital released a statement saying that their medical team determined that the patient has malaria and does not have Ebola.
On Friday afternoon, officials from the hospital announced the patient was admitted after they were “presented with flu-like symptoms and a travel history that matches criteria for possible Ebola.”
“Our care team immediately implemented guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure the appropriate tests and care for the patient as well as the safety of everyone within our facility,” the statement reads. “We have procedures and equipment in our facility to safely handle patients with infectious conditions.”
The patient was put in isolation and officials said they were showing signs of improvement.
On Friday, a patient was admitted to Howard University Hospital in D.C. with possible Ebola symptoms. That patient was also determined to not have the deadly virus.
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