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Patient with Ebola-like symptoms receiving treatment at Howard University Hospital

This post was written by Hatchet staff writer Brandon Lee.

Howard University Hospital is treating a patient with Ebola-like symptoms, NBC4 Washington reported Friday.

NBC4 reported that the patient recently traveled to Nigeria and is in stable condition. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the hospital are testing the patient, who has been isolated.

The D.C. Department of Health is also monitoring the situation.

Last week, an Ebola case was confirmed in Dallas, the first Ebola diagnosis in the U.S., the Washington Post reported. Other patients in New York, California, Florida and New Mexico have been tested for the virus, but all the results have come back negative, the Post reported.

An American physician was admitted to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. after being exposed to the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone.

Those who have Ebola are not contagious until they show symptoms, such as a fever of at least 101.5 degrees, headache and vomiting. It can only be contracted through contact with bodily fluids.

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