No Ebola Found in 9 Monitored in Ala.
Birmingham Fire and Rescue officials confirmed tests of nine people were negative for the Ebola virus.
A patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital Tuesday night, and eight others who came in contact with the patient were quarantined/monitored.
Officials said the patient was considered “at low risk” for having the disease, according to AL.com.
Medical examiners gave the patient, along with those who they came in contact with, a test for the disease on Tuesday evening.
“We had a situation today in which somebody who had recently traveled to a country where there are still some active cases of Ebola had been returned to the U.S.,” Jefferson County Medical Director Edward Khan said Tuesday. “This person would fit into our low-risk category, meaning they did not come into contact with any known Ebola cases while over there, and they didn’t participate in any high-risk activities such as burial ceremonies or health care work.”
Two family members of the patient, four Birmingham emergency responders and two firefighters were all monitored for the disease after coming in contact with the patient.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were advised of the situation, officials said Tuesday night.