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Officials: Alabama home quarantined over possible Ebola case

Officials: Quarantine in place at Alabama home over possible Ebola case; patient being tested

Officials: Alabama home quarantined over possible Ebola case

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) -- Officials say a quarantine is in place at an Alabama home over concerns about a possible case of the Ebola virus.

Jefferson County Medical Director Edward Khan says the patient is being treated at a hospital after developing symptoms and notifying authorities. Khan says the patient recently traveled to a country with active Ebola cases, but he didn't identify the country or name the patient.

Khan says the patient is being tested for Ebola, and results will be released Wednesday.

Police say two family members of the patient have been asked to stay inside their home. Officers are guarding the home.

Federal officials say there have been four confirmed cases in the U.S. since an Ebola epidemic broke out last year in West Africa.


Updated : 2021-09-28 11:53 GMT+08:00