SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – A Sacramento hospital treating a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus is taking extra precautions.
Although the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center has released scant details about the patient, officials said the patient is being kept in isolation. The patient has not been identified, but officials confirm the person has submitted blood samples for testing.
Those samples are being examined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to determine whether the Ebola virus is present. It is likely to take several days for the test results to come back.
The CDC tells KPIX 5’s Andria Borba they’ve received 60 reports of potential exposure since the outbreak began, but only received 10 actual samples to test. A similar incident occurred in New York, but the tests turned out negative.