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BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas is on lockdown because a patient entered the facility showing symptoms similar to those of Ebola victims
The only two confirmed cases of Ebola contraction in the United States have happened in Dallas.
The hospital said that a patient entered the emergency room on Wednesday with Ebola-like symptoms, prompting the lockdown.
A spokeswoman told Nexstar Broadcasting that the patient hasn’t traveled outside the country recently but did have contact with someone who has been to one of the three African countries in the heart of the Ebola outbreak.
UPDATE -- The ER is on lock down. All of the other patients have been isolated to the back of the ER.
The male patient had only contact with a nurse. The nurse is the only person the patient has been in contact with. The nurse continues to care for the patient.
BSA is not treating this as Ebola, until Ebola confirmed. But they are taking precautions.
My question now is, shouldn't precautions also be taken with passengers who flew on that plane back to Cleveland the next day? Yes, the plane was "cleaned" but not cleaned like is being done now.