With the large West African communities on the East Coast, the disease was likely to show up sooner or later:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital was under treatment Monday afternoon, after being tested after traveling to a country where the Ebola virus is present, the hospital said in a statement.
The man arrived at the East Harlem medical center’s emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The man told doctors he had recently traveled to a West
African country where Ebola has been reported, the hospital said.
The man has been placed in “strict isolation” and is undergoing various tests to determine the cause of the symptoms, the hospital said.
“All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff,” the hospital said in a statement. “We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients.”