Doctor: 'Odds are' patient at Mount Sinai Medical Center doesn't have Ebola

08-05 ebola

Health officials say the threat to Americans at home remains relatively small.

(AP) A man who recently visited West Africa and had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms was placed in isolation at a New York hospital on Monday and was being tested for possible Ebola but likely didn't have it, health officials said.

"Odds are, this is not Ebola," said Dr. Jeremy Boal, chief medical officer at Mount Sinai Health System in Manhattan.


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