REPORT: Yale student who returned from Liberia admitted with Ebola-like symptoms
- The student had been in Liberia to help the country monitor the disease.
- Initially, the student was supposed to isolate themselves for three weeks. However, Yale decided the precaution wasn't needed.
- Doctors have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis.
A Yale student that recently returned from Liberia has been admitted to the Yale-New Haven Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms after university officials and the CDC previously cleared the student.
The patient, a public health student that was studying the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, bypassed a 21-day quarantine after Yale University and a team of physicians, epidemiologists and administrators deemed the sequester unnecessary according to the Yale Daily News.
A statement released by the university confirmed the student’s Ebola-like symptoms.
“Yale-New Haven Hospital admitted a patient late Wednesday night for evaluation of Ebola-like symptoms,” the statement said. “We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point. We are working in cooperation with City, State and Federal health officials. There is no further information available at this time.”
The student had recently spent time in Liberia researching the deadly virus with a fellow student from the Yale School of Public Health. The pair set up a computer system for the Liberian Ministry of Health to monitor Ebola.
Though the two reportedly did not come in contact with anyone infected with Ebola or any health care providers caring for Ebola patients, they initially agreed to isolate themselves for three weeks. However, after speaking with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Yale decided such a measure was unnecessary.
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