California patient treated for possible Ebola exposure

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Sacramento — A patient who may have been exposed to the Ebola virus is being treated at the Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center.

The patient is being kept in an isolated negative pressure room while specialists work to confirm or rule out an Ebola infection. The process may take several days.

According to the Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services says all appropriate protocols are being followed.

Two Americans were confirmed to have contracted the virus last month in Liberia. They are being treated in Atlanta.

The Centers for Disease Control say the 2014 Ebola outbreak is one of the largest in West Africa’s history.

Symptoms of the virus include fever, severe headache, muscle pain and weakness, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and loss of appetite.

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