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Video: Patient in Toronto tested for Ebola out of precaution

Health workers involved will use protective gear until the test results have returned.


 

TORONTO — A patient in Toronto is being tested for Ebola, but a hospital official says it’s very unlikely the person has the virus.

A spokeswoman for the University Health Network, which consists of four hospitals, says the patient had a fever and a travel history from West Africa.

Gillian Howard, the Vice President of Public Affairs, says the test has been ordered as a precaution.

She says the patient is in isolation and the health workers involved are using protective gear until the test results have returned.

There have been several people tested in Canada for Ebola in the past several weeks, but none have had the virus.

Ebola’s symptoms are similar to a number of other illnesses.


 
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