Traveler tested for Ebola in Santa Barbara County
March 23, 2015
Doctors are testing and monitoring a traveler who recently returned from one or more countries that experienced an Ebola epidemic. [KSBY]
Santa Barbara County health officials say the case is a low risk situation and highly unlikely to be Ebola. However, the person developed a fever and showed other signs of illness Sunday while under county monitoring.
Officials are not releasing the individual’s identity. County health staff say they decided to transport the patient to an unidentified hospital after consulting with officials from the California Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The person will remain in the hospital until results of the testing are complete. There is no risk to the community, and health officials have already notified those close to the patient.