Ebola hits close to Hollywood as a possible Ebola patient is rushed to LA Hospital.
According to reports, an individual who arrived at LAX is currently being tested at Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, California.
A person who landed at LAX after traveling to LIberia has been rushed to the hospital to be tested for Ebola, according to TheWrap.
The patient was brought to the hospital on Tuesday night by ambulance from Los Angeles International Airport.
“Ambulance personnel alerted the hospital prior to arrival so upon entry to the hospital campus, all CDC precautions were fully implemented,” said the hospital in a statement. “The hospital has been preparing for the possibility of this situation for weeks and staff has been trained per CDC protocols.”
The patient does not have any symptoms of Ebola, but precautions were taken due to travel history and the patient has not yet tested positive or negative for the virus. The patient will remain isolated in the hospital’s ER for evaluation and testing will be conducted in consultation with the CDC, according to the hospital.
The hospital remains open to seeing other patients and “are taking all steps to ensure our patients, their families, staff, and community are protected.”
Five of the biggest airports in the U.S will have enhanced Ebola screening for passengers coming from West African countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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