Gateway Gazette

Alberta patient being tested for several illnesses including Ebola Virus Disease

November 27, 2014 – Alberta Health Services (AHS) is managing a patient with an unknown illness at South Health Campus, right now.

Due to this individual’s travel and symptom history, AHS has decided to test this individual for several illnesses, including Ebola Virus Disease.

The risk of this patient having Ebola is very low; however, testing is being conducted out of an abundance of precaution.

We understand that this may make Albertans feel anxious.

Be assured: Alberta is prepared to manage any potential case of Ebola.

This case is an example of our proactive preparedness, in action.

AHS staff implemented all protective protocols, ensuring that patient and staff health was protected from any potential risk.

Patients and staff were not, and are not, at risk of contracting Ebola.

Our facilities are safe, are open, and continue to provide high quality care.

Updates on this case will be provided to public, as available.

To watch AHS Medical Officer of Health discuss this potential case, please see video here:
http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3172675/events/3620298/videos/69701800

For more information on Ebola, please see www.albertahealthservices.ca/ebola.

(Source: Alberta Health Services)

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