Patient tested for Ebola in CA visited West Africa
New Mexico centers for disease control disease control public health patient samples California Mexico
A patient at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center is being tested for possible exposure to the Ebola virus, officials confirmed.
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00:01 We are learning that that patient that is being held
00:03 here in isolation ignited herself did traveled to a West African
00:07 country sometime this month now this evening doctors with the department
00:11 does -- department of public health tell us. But the patient
00:14 in question is being labeled as low risk. We'll be able
00:18 virus to the patient remains an isolation today. And officials won't
00:22 comment on what sentence the patient had. That raised enough concerns
00:26 to be tested for the deadly disease now I just got
00:28 off the phone with centers for disease control and they tell
00:30 us. They're still waiting to get the patient samples so they
00:33 can determine whether or not the patient is infected with Ebola.
00:37 Now they hope to have that samples sometime today now we
00:40 could learn the results by the end of the week. It
00:43 all depends on priority cases but the CDC adopters would not
00:47 tell us this evening which country the patient traveled to because.
00:50 They are afraid that would identify the patient how they stress
00:54 people here in California and should not be worried. There risk
00:58 hurting -- transmission and help our news very an exceptionally tight
01:02 end and keep upwards. So how common is -- bullet testing
01:07 nationwide right now I spoke with the CDC about this and
01:10 they tell us over the last couple of months. Hit head
01:12 -- nine cases tested across the nation. Seven levels tests have
01:17 come back negative. Two of them they are still pending one
01:20 in New Mexico and of course the one here in California.