We’ve talked about how the present Ebola outbreak is deadlier than all the previous Ebola outbreaks and today we’ve got the latest Ebola news for you. It appears that passengers with Ebola-like symptoms were quarantined at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Rush University Medical Center.
Passengers with Ebola-Like Symptoms
There are two patients with Ebola-like symptoms that have been put in an isolation unit and are being monitored. The names of the patients have not been released to the public, all we know about the two people is that one is a child who became sick while on a plane that took off from Liberia.
When the plane landed at O’Hare International Airport, the child was screened by authorities and they found that they weren’t experiencing other sings of the disease, apart from the vomiting. From what information has been released about this passenger, they had no known risk of exposure.
In order to follow protocol, the family of the passenger was screened and they didn’t exhibit any symptoms or risk of exposure. Even so, to respect the city protocols, the family of the child was placed under quarantine until tests come back negative for the disease. The child was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital but then was moved to an isolation unit at the University of Chicago Medical Center for observation.
Another passenger, traveling alone, reported diarrhea and nausea after landing. This same person was diagnosed with typhoid fever in August, 2014. When consulted, the passenger showed now fever and had no risk of exposure. He, as we know the person is a man, was taken to the Rush University Medical Center and is being monitored. The doctors have not yet tested for Ebola.
The present Ebola outbreak is the deadliest in history and there isn’t a cure for it, just yet. Recent Ebola news have revealed the there is a vaccine that starts its human trials soon, but this means that we’re still a long way before people can say they’re immune to the disease.
We will keep you posted about the situation of the passengers with Ebola-like symptoms.