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"The Oregonian reports that the woman "recently arrived in Portland and was monitoring herself for Ebola symptoms under a voluntary program" and that "a source told The Oregonian she arrived from Liberia on Tuesday evening." According to the Los Angeles Times, the woman flew through one of the five U.S. airports screening travelers entering the U.S. from Ebola-stricken countries."
On her way to the airport in Liberia to travel to the United States, another vehicle rear-ended the one she was in, the man said. The woman woke up Friday also with a neck pain. The family suspects the woman's fever on Friday was caused by the traffic accident, not Ebola.
The woman, who has not been identified, was under observation after recently traveling to an Ebola-affected country. However, she reportedly had a high temperature and was placed in isolation at the Providence-Milwaukie Hospital in Milwaukie, a suburb located about 20 miles south of Portland, reports the Los Angeles Times. The Oregon Health Authority also released a statement that said the woman is not a danger to the public, according to Reuters. According to John Turner, a spokesman for the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC has been made aware of the incident, although there is no confirmation on whether a team had been dispatched to Oregon. Read more: www.latinpost.com...
UPDATE: The hospital said test results were not expected on Saturday, according to OHA spokesman Jonathan Modie.
“The patient does have an acute illness of some kind,” said Dr. Paul Lewis, Tri-County Health Officer. “Ebola is on a list of possibilities.”
originally posted by: whoreallyknows
According to the LA Times, she was taken to Providence-Milwaukie Hospital Friday morning. Is there anyone on here from that area?