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Ontario Patient With Symptoms of Ebola Tests Negative at Sunnybrook

by Shirley Johanna on  April 6, 2015 at 6:54 PM Tropical Disease News   - G J E 4
An Ontario patient sent to Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto has tested negative for the deadly virus.

The patient had returned to Canada from West Africa 10 days earlier and was put into isolation as a precaution when Ebola-like symptoms began to appear.
Ontario Patient With Symptoms of Ebola Tests Negative at Sunnybrook
Ontario Patient With Symptoms of Ebola Tests Negative at Sunnybrook
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The patient went to a hospital in Barrie, and was transferred to Ontario's designated Ebola response center at Sunnybrook Health Center in Toronto.

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According to the doctors, the patient was kept in isolation while the blood test was conducted. The test reports came up early morning on April 5, the results showed that the patient tested negative for Ebola.

Craig DuHamel, Sunnybrook spokesperson, said, " The patient's blood test results came back with no trace of Ebola."

Another Sunnybrook patient who had travelled to Guinea and suffered from Ebola-like symptoms at a Toronto hospital in March tested negative for the virus. There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada.

Dr. Gregory Taylor, Canada's chief medical officer, said, " The risk of the disease in the country remains very low and that Canada is prepared to deal with any cases that arise."



Source: Medindia
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