A patient has been hospitalized and is being monitored for possible signs of Ebola at a North Carolina facility about 100 north of Charlotte. Mana Rabiee reports.
A North Carolina patient has been hospitalized and is undergoing tests for Ebola. The patient, whose identify has not been released, is being monitored at a medical facility in Boone, about 100 miles north of Charlotte. The patient, who had visited an unnamed foreign coutry, was admitted after becoming sick with fever. The region's health services agency says it had implemented Ebola education and treatment procedures in August for just such an incident. SOUNDBITE: CHUCK MANTOOTH, PRESIDENT, WATUGA MEDICAL CENTER, SAYING: "He was in for several hours, and we followed our protocols, determined we would touch base with the local health department, the state epidemiologist, the CDC, and after consultation, we determined we did not need to leave the patient in isolation." The medical center says the patient does not pose a threat to the community. No word yet on test results to confirm if the patient may indeed have Ebola.