The Ebola virus, pictured here, causes disease that currently leads to death in 25 to 90 percent of cases. (Transmission electron micrograph image of Ebola virus, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)
Officials at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City say doctors there are treating a patient who may have Ebola. The patient is reported to have recently traveled to West Africa, where the viral disease has killed more than 800 people, by some estimates.
"All necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety of all patients, visitors and staff. We will continue to work closely with federal, state and city health officials to address and monitor this case, keep the community informed and provide the best quality care to all of our patients," the hospital wrote in a statement.
The US Centers for Disease Control have published an udpated page with information about public health resources for Ebola in the United States.
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