Ebola In Arlington County? Patient Rushed To Virginia Hospital With Virus-Like Symptoms, Infection ‘Unlikely’

February 26, 2015 5:10 PM

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Ebola In Arlington County? Patient Rushed To Virginia Hospital With Virus-Like Symptoms, Infection ‘Unlikely’

A woman with Ebola-like symptoms who recently returned from a country with Ebola was taken to a hospital in Arlington County, Virginia Thursday morning. Officials said it was unclear whether she had contracted the disease. Firefighters arrived at the woman’s apartment in hazmat suits after receiving a call around 9:30 a.m. The patient, who has not been identified, was taken to Virginia Hospital Center, according to ARLnow.com.

“While it’s unlikely it’s Ebola, the fire department and the responding hospital are taking all appropriate precautions,” Arlington County Fire Department spokeswoman Lt. Sarah Marchegiani told ARLnow.com. Marchegiani said the department dispatches an Ebola response team when a person has a history ...

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