SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – Kaiser Permanente confirms that a patient admitted to their facility in South Sacramento is being tested for the Ebola virus.
“A patient under investigation for Ebola was admitted to our hospital on Wednesday evening for assessment and testing to confirm or rule out the disease. The patient is considered low risk for Ebola and is being cared for and monitored in our Ebola Special Care Unit, out of an abundance of caution,” reads a statement from Kaiser.”Our Ebola treatment unit is isolated from the general patient population and is staffed by highly trained, dedicated personnel with experience in infectious diseases.”
Earlier Friday, a UC Davis Medical Center patient was cleared of the disease by hospital staff.
That patient was taken to the UC Davis Medical Center on Thursday morning with symptoms of the disease and who traveled to the region of Ebola-affected Africa does not have the virus. The test results came back on Thursday night, according to a statement from the California Department of Public Health.