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A young child from Gatineau, Que., is in isolation after feeling sick upon returning from visiting family in Sierra Leone...
Dr. Jean-Pierre Courteau, medical officer of health for the Outaouais region, said... they’re being cautious because of her symptoms but couldn’t go into detail.
He said they don’t believe the child came into contact with anyone who had Ebola while in Sierra Leone.
The child is in isolation at an undisclosed hospital... Dr. Courteau said.
He said testing is being done in Winnipeg and results should be known by Saturday afternoon.
A young child from Gatineau who recently returned from Sierra Leone is being tested for the Ebola virus. The child is being assessed in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau.
...CFRA was reporting that the child is a three-year-old girl who had travelled to Sierra Leone with her mother.
...If testing at Winnipeg’s National Microbiology Laboratory confirms the child is suffering from the Ebola virus, it would be the first confirmed case in Canada.
According to Dr. Rosamund Lewis, an associate medical officer of health with Ottawa Public Health, the lab has committed to producing results with 24 hours of receiving a sample.
The toddler had reporting a bad fever after returning from a trip to Sierra Leone with her mother, reports CFRA affiliate NRJ. The girl has been quarantined pending test results.
The Gatineau hospital says the quarantine and tests are simply precautionary measures.
Tests on a young girl from Gatineau, Que., have come back negative for the Ebola virus after she was feeling ill upon returning from Sierra Leone...
The girl was put in isolation at an undisclosed Ottawa hospital after her family took her to a Gatineau emergency room on Friday with flu-like symptoms after visiting family in Sierra Leone.
The tests, which were done in Winnipeg, came back negative on Saturday afternoon. The girl remains in isolation and she is in stable condition, according to health officials in western Quebec.