Emory University Hospital will monitor patient with possible exposure to Ebola virus

Dec. 3, 2014

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Vince Dollard
404-727-3366
vdollar@emory.edu

Holly Korschun
hkorsch@emory.edu
hkorsch@emory.edu

Updated December 4, 2014

As anticipated, an American healthcare worker from West Africa who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus has been transferred to Emory University Hospital’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit for testing and observation to see if an infection has been acquired. 

The patient arrived at the hospital this morning at approximately 5:45 a.m. Phoenix Air provided transport from West Africa. Emory cannot share more details out of respect for patient privacy and in accordance with the patient’s wishes. 

Emory University Hospital was recently named one of 35 Ebola treatment centers designated to support the U.S. health care system.

Posted December 3, 2014

An American health care worker from West Africa who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being transferred to Emory University Hospital’s Serious Communicable Diseases Unit for monitoring and observation to see if an infection has been acquired. We do not have a time of arrival and cannot share more details out of respect for patient privacy and in accordance with the patient’s wishes.