Local hospitals prepare for deadly Ebola virus

October 3, 2014 4:47 AM

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Local hospitals prepare for deadly Ebola virus

Local hospitals are preparing for the deadly Ebola virus after a scare in Salt Lake City Thursday. Primary Children's Hospital said a patient came in with symptoms similar to Ebola. Doctors also said the patient had traveled to a part of Africa that does not have the outbreak. In the end, the hospital said it is highly unlikely it is the deadly virus.

"It became clear to us that the possibility of Ebola infection was extremely remote. However we chose to proceed as if it were more of a high-risk situation so that we could fully exercise and test our system for responding to a patient with possible Ebola exposure," said Dr. Andrew Pavia, of Primar...

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