Man With Ebola-Like Symptoms Reported At Braintree Clinic

CBS Boston

BRAINTREE (CBS/AP) – Harvard Vanguard Medical Center in Braintree was evacuated on Sunday afternoon as a man with Ebola-like symptoms was isolated outside the clinic.

The clinic confirmed in a statement Sunday afternoon that a patient who had recently traveled to Liberia arrived at Harvard Vanguard complaining of a headache and muscle aches.

“Out of an abundance of caution we immediately notified authorities and the patient was securely removed from the building and put into an ambulance now headed to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,” Harvard Vanguard Chief of Infectious Disease Ben Kruskal said.

Beth Israel officials said in a press conference Sunday that they will be doing an assessment of the patient before testing him for Ebola.

“We are taking all necessary precautions in collaboration with the city of Boston and the Department of Public Health for the potential that this is suspected Ebola,” said Dr. Kenneth Sands, chief quality officer at…

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