Ahwatukee man tested for Ebola; 'very low risk' for virus

November 28, 2014 5:35 PM

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Ahwatukee man tested for Ebola; 'very low risk' for virus

A 32-year-old Ahwatukee man who had just returned from Sierra Leone was hospitalized early Friday with flu-like symptoms, triggering a protocol used to treat patients who may be infected with Ebola, authorities said.

The man was taken to Maricopa Medical Center in central Phoenix. A hospital spokeswoman said the man underwent a test for the Ebola virus, but that it'll take hours before results would be available.

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