Officials Monitoring Patient for Ebola in Oklahoma

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TULSA, Okla. (KFOR) – A patient is being monitored for the Ebola virus in Tulsa County, according to officials with the Tulsa Health Department.

The patient, who is currently classified as low-risk,  recently traveled from West Africa.

The individual notified health officials Thursday evening that they had developed a fever, according to the Tulsa Health Department.

Read more from our Oklahoma City sister station KFOR.

7 comments

  • R. G.

    I know it sounds harsh, but I think anyone coming in from west Africa, from any country known to have the virus, should be isolated until officials are certain they don’t have the virus. The full 21 days if that’s what it takes. Set up someplace for them to stay and watch to make sure they don’t go out where they may be able to spread it. Yes, I know this would cost the government a lot of money (at tax payers expense) and be a great inconvenience for the person but compared to the cost of hospitalization for those they infect and loss of life, it’s a small price to pay.

  • The "Real" Elaphas

    “The individual notified health officials Thursday evening that they…” They? How about he or she. Grammar 101.

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