Is Ebola here?

By on October 15, 2014

ebolaPatient in Village rushed to St. John’s with Ebola-like symptoms

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Planet Jackson Hole has confirmed a patient with flulike symptoms was transported from Teton Village to St. John’s Medical Center today. Health officials would not confirm the valley’s first case of Ebola but took every precaution warranted under guidelines for infectious disease control.

At approximately 8:30 a.m. this morning county dispatch received a call that an unidentified female was in need of medical attention at a lodging property in Teton Village. After interviewing the patient and the patient’s party, first responders had reason to believe the group had a travel history of concern, and that they may be dealing with a highly infectious disease consistent with Ebola. Further examination at St. John’s led healthcare officials to determine the patient’s travel history did not include Ebola hotspots and the patient is being treated for influenza.

“This was a well-coordinated response and exactly what was warranted in this particular situation,” was all St. John’s CEO Lou Hochheiser would say at this time.

Planet JH will stay with this story as it develops.


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