A patient is being treated for possible Ebola symptoms in Sacramento County.
UC Davis Medical Center confirms they have a patient with a suspected case of Ebola. They did not elaborate on what kind of symptoms, they said in a statement the patient had “symptoms consistent with Ebola infection”.
According to UC Davis Medical Center, the hospital remains open and is operating as normal as their team treats the patient with Ebola symptoms.
It appears the patient originally went to Mercy General Hospital along J Street in East Sac. Dignity Health, who runs Mercy General released the following statement:
“In coordination with the public health department and CDC, Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital has transferred a patient to UC Davis Medical Center, which is specifically equipped to care for patients suspected of having or diagnosed with Ebola as part of the public health department’s preparedness plan.”
Fox40 is also reporting that yellow “caution” tape and a security guard were sighted outside of Mercy General’s emergency room. Ambulances have been routed to other area hospitals, and the ER is undergoing a “deep clean” and expects to reopen later today.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as new information comes in.