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Ebola Ruled Out For Sick Inmate, Being Discharged..... Loudoun's Ebola Planning Efforts Exercised Thursday

October 17, 2014

Loudoun County Inmate Transferred to Hospital Thursday Posed No Risk to Others

The inmate who was transferred from the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center (ADC) to a local hospital Thursday after reportedly having a low-grade fever has been determined to be of no risk to others. She is being discharged from the hospital.

Officials say she was taken to INOVA Loudoun Hospital Lansdowne out of an abundance of caution because she had recently been in West Africa. Staff from the Loudoun County Health Department will work with the medical staff at the Loudoun ADC to go over ongoing temperature and symptom monitoring protocols

Loudoun County Ebola Planning Efforts Exercised Thursday

Loudoun County government officials say their planning efforts for an Ebola threat paid off Thursday when an inmate at the Adult Detention Center who had recently been in West Africa was transported to the hospital with a low-grade fever.

"As a precautionary measure, because she traveled from a high-risk area known for Ebola outbreaks, that inmate had been isolated and monitored at the ADC since her arrival on October 13," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. "This morning, after consultation with Dr. David Goodfriend, the Director of the Loudoun County Health Department, the inmate was taken to INOVA Loudoun Hospital Lansdowne, after showing a low-grade fever."

One central page for all Loudoun Actions on Ebola

While Ebola is not here in the region, this is a good time to remind evereryone that there are important steps you can take to protect yourself against germs - such as Ebola, flu, enterovirus D68 and the common cold.

Some precautions include these suggestions (and more).

  • Wash your hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow.
  • Get a flu shot every year.
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  • Stay home when you or your loved ones are sick

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