Quebec girl in hospital is being tested for Ebola


B00Mer
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Quebec girl in hospital is being tested for Ebola



GATINEAU, Que. – A girl has been put in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau, Que., as a precautionary measure and is being tested for Ebola after coming down with a fever following a recent trip to West Africa.

Karelle Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Outaouais region public health, says a blood test was sent to a laboratory Friday afternoon and that the results should be back Saturday.

She says the child was not in contact with health groups or an infected person in Africa and that health officials strongly believe that the test will be negative.

Transmission of Ebola from person to person is made through direct contact with blood and body fluids of a sick person.

Fever is a common symptom that is also characteristic of the often deadly virus.

Last week, a patient at a Montreal hospital tested negative for the virus, and earlier this month testing confirmed a patient in Brampton, Ont., did not have Ebola.

source; Quebec girl in hospital is being tested for Ebola - National | Globalnews.ca (external - login to view)
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00MerView Post

Quebec girl in hospital is being tested for Ebola



GATINEAU, Que. A girl has been put in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau, Que., as a precautionary measure and is being tested for Ebola after coming down with a fever following a recent trip to West Africa.

Is anyone else picturing the West African equivalent to the mayor from Jaws? "Don't quarantine/shut down the beaches! Think of the tourists!"

Hopefully the tests will come back negative but why anyone would chance travel to West Africa right now is beyond me.
 
Grievous
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More fear mongering....yawn.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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It will be negative but I gotta ask .... why the f-u-c-k would anybody visit Africa now?
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

It will be negative but I gotta ask .... why the f-u-c-k would anybody visit Africa now?

And so it is....

Quebec girl tests negative for Ebola virus : The Loop (external - login to view)

But I agree, why would anyone take that kind of risk?
 
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