Possible Ebola patient reported in California

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 15:52:20-05

Sacramento, Ca. – A patient is being treated for possible Ebola symptoms in Sacramento, California.

UC Davis Medical Center confirmed Thursday that they have a patient with a suspected case of Ebola.

They said in a statement the patient had “symptoms consistent with Ebola infection”.

A spokesperson also told FOX40 in Sacramento that in order for their Ebola response team to be activated, the patient must have traveled to a country where the disease is active.

It will be several days before there is confirmation on whether or not the patient does have Ebola.

The World Health Organization announced Thursday that the number of new Ebola cases reported in the three worst-hit countries fell to its lowest level since late June 2014.

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had a combined total of 99 new confirmed cases for the week ending January 25, 2015, the WHO said.