Medical officials say a patient is being treated at The Queens Medical Centre in Honolulu. Dr. Melissa Viray, deputy state epidemiologist:
We are early in the investigation of a patient — very, very early — who we’re investigating that might have Ebola. It’s very possible that they do and they have Ebola. I think it’s also more likely that they have another condition that presents with similar symptoms.
She says the patient could have a number of illnesses including Ebola, flu, malaria and typhoid. The public should not be concerned:
Like I said, this is a possible case we’re investigating. We don’t know if this is Ebola or a number of other conditions.