Man Tested for Ebola at New York City Hospital

TIME

A man who arrived at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City Monday with a high fever and stomach problems is being tested for Ebola, a hospital spokesman confirmed.

The patient had been visiting a West African country where Ebola cases have been reported. Africa is in the midst of the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with over 1,600 reported cases and over 887 deaths in Nigeria, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

The hospital reports that the patient is being kept in isolation to prevent the spread of the deadly virus, and is being tested to confirm that his symptoms are from Ebola.

“All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff,” Mt. Sinai said in a statement.

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