Teenager placed in isolation in New York

10 Oct, 2014

A 14-year-old boy from Colorado visiting Brooklyn is reported to have been placed in isolation at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and treated according to Ebola protocols, after showing flu-like symptoms. The patient said that he had recently returned from a trip to Sudan, and reportedly lied to authorities so he could fly home. An official with the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene tells 1010 WINS there are no patients currently suspected of having Ebola in New York City. WCBS 880 reports that New York City health officials also confirm he tested negative for Ebola. The boy’s uncle says the family did not think he had Ebola but sent him to hospital after he felt dizzy:

These are regular procedures that the officials needed to take just to make sure everything’s OK. I’m perfectly OK with it

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