U.S. Hospitals Brace For Ebola Panic

October 19, 2014 1:03 PM

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U.S. Hospitals Brace For Ebola Panic

NEW YORK, Oct 19 (Reuters) - A young woman complaining of abdominal pain and nausea who had traveled to Africa arrived at a Long Island hospital fearful that she had contracted Ebola. She did not have the virus, but the pregnancy test was positive.

The woman had been to South Africa, more than 3,400 miles (5,400 km) from the three West African countries enduring the worst Ebola outbreak on record, and the trip ended six weeks prior, or twice the potential incubation period for Ebola infection.

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