BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Nine people reportedly are being monitored for possible Ebola exposure in Alabama.
AL.com reports that a patient at University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital was “exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms” Tuesday night. Hospital officials called the patient “low-risk” but are testing the person for Ebola.
Eight other people – including six rescue workers and two family members of the patient – also are being monitored after having contact with the patient, according to the AL.com report. Two of the rescue workers are under quarantine at the hospital, four emergency responders have been quarantined at a firehouse, and the two family members have been instructed not to leave their home.
Jefferson County Medical Director Edward Khan said the state and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have been notified.
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