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Update: Possible 3rd Ebola Victim In America In Loudoun at Inova Hospital, Loudoun Announces Emergency Measures

October 16, 2014

Loundoun County announced an outline of their preparation to handle Ebola, now with this first case.

Loudoun County government agencies, in coordination with local, state and federal partners, are prepared in the event a case of Ebola occurs locally.

"Loudoun County employs the National Incident Management System, the national standard of preparedness training for people who may be involved in the management of, response to, or recovery from an emergency or disaster," said County Administrator Tim Hemstreet. "Through a coordinated, inter-agency, all-hazards response, Loudoun is prepared to handle all types of situations, from a severe weather event to an outbreak of disease."

Loudoun Times Mirror Reports:

UPDATE: 5:56 p.m.
Inova Loudoun spokesperson Tony Raker said at 5:50 p.m. today that the patient has a "very low probability" for Ebola. Raker said health care officials can't technically say Ebola has been "ruled out" since testing was never performed.

Health care workers at Inova Loudoun in Lansdowne are currently testing a patient who is presenting symptoms of the Ebola virus, according to Tony Raker, spokesperson for Inova Healthcare Systems.

Raker said Inova is in contact with the county health department and the Centers for Disease Control at this time. He could not provide further details on the patient.

Leesburg Today Reports:

Ebola Watch: Loudoun Hospital Testing Inmate Who Had Been To W. Africa

A Loudoun County Adult Detention Center inmate who had recently been to Ebola-affected areas of West Africa has been transported to Inova Loudoun Hospital in Lansdowne after experiencing a low-grade fever, the first symptom of the deadly virus.

The inmate had traveled from West Africa within the past 21 days, according to a press release from Loudoun County's Communications Office.

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