12:56 pm - Friday September 22, 2017

Patient at Denver Health will be tested for Ebola

DENVER — The individual being evaluated for Ebola symptoms at Denver Health Medical Center will be tested for the Ebola virus out of an abundance of caution. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment consulted with CDC, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver Public Health, Denver Environmental Health and the Jefferson County Health Department this afternoon and determined that although the patient’s condition has not deteriorated, in the absence of another diagnosis, a specimen will be tested at the state lab overnight.

Additional testing may be conducted depending on the patient’s clinical status over the next few days as it may take up to three days after symptoms start for the virus to reach detectable levels. The patient will remain isolated at Denver Health Medical Center.

For more information about Ebola, call Colorado’s Ebola hotline, CO HELP, at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or visit colorado.gov/ebola.

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