Patient Being Treated for Possible Ebola in Sacramento

AP Photo/The Daily News, Jennifer Reynolds, Pool
AP Photo/The Daily News, Jennifer Reynolds, Pool

A patient showing “symptoms consistent with Ebola infection” was being treated Thursday at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.

According to local Fox affiliate KTXL, the patient originally went to Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento before being transferred to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning. Dignity Health, which runs Mercy General, issued the following statement:

In coordination with the public health department and CDC, Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has transferred a patient to UC Davis Medical Center, which is specifically equipped to care for patients suspected of having or diagnosed with Ebola as part of the public health department’s preparedness plan.

Fox 40 reports that ambulances carrying other patients to the hospitals are being rerouted to other facilities, although patients currently being treated in the hospital are not being moved.

Hospital spokesman Dorsey Griffith told the San Francisco Chronicle that UC Davis Medical Center “is fully prepared to safely assess and treat the patient.”

UC Davis Medical Center and Mercy General Hospital are both reportedly open and operating normally.


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