The patient is at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown which is about 30 Miles North of NewYork City.
WHITE PLAINS – A patient at a Westchester hospital is being monitored for possible Ebola symptoms.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says the risk of the patient having Ebola is extremely low. “I don’t think they are even going to test for Ebola,” he said.
Sources tell News 12 reporter Tara Rosenblum a patient was brought in last night that is being watched through an abundance of caution. They say the patient is from Liberia, but has not been back to the country in a while. However, the patient recently came into contact with someone from Liberia. Rosenblum says the patient is being treated at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown. A hospital spokesman has not confirmed that information.
The source says the patient has a high fever, but there has been no test for Ebola yet. The name of the patient has not been released.
The World Health Organization estimates that Ebola has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa and infected at least twice that many. The Homeland Security Department has ordered agents at airports and other ports of entry to observe everyone coming into the United States for potential signs of Ebola infection. The first patient in the US with Ebola died today from the virus.
Awaiting some pictures by Lusaka Voice from Phelps Memorial Hospital in Tarrytown, NY