There has been a report of a likely second case of Ebola in Hawaii as a patient has been placed under quarantine. Hawaii health officials reveal that the patient was placed in isolation after exhibiting possible symptoms consistent with Ebola. He is being treated at the Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii. Authorities said they were being especially cautious because of heightened concern about Ebola, but the patient could have a number of illnesses.
“The hospital is being very careful, as they should be, to take precautions making sure the patient is in isolation and making sure the people and the public stay safe,” Dr. Melissa Viray of the Hawaii Department of Health told ABC affiliate KITV. “That being said, it’s still an if. This is not a ‘for sure’ thing.”
The situation comes days after a man in Texas – identified as Thomas Eric Duncan — became the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.