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Calif. Patient Tested for Ebola

Posted Wednesday, August 20th 2014 @ 10am  by Shelley Hazen

(NEWSER) – A patient in Sacramento is being tested for Ebola, but health experts still say there is little chance the disease will spread in the US. "We should take this one case not as something to inspire fear but to tell us the system is working,” one expert tells the Sacramento Bee.

Nothing is known about the patient—including gender, whether he or she traveled to Africa, or has shown symptoms of Ebola.

The patient is now at the Kaiser Medical Center in isolation in a negative pressure room; his or her blood is being tested "out of abundance of caution," SF Gate reports, and results will take several days.

Read the original story at Newser

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