(FOX NEWS) A child who recently returned from West Africa and was transported to Bellevue Hospital Sunday with possible Ebola symptoms has since developed a fever, hospital officials say.
"The patient was transported by a specially trained HAZ TAC unit wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). While a fever was initially reported, the patient was in fact not febrile when first examined at Bellevue," a statement from New York City Health and Hospitals said.
"The patient developed a fever while at the hospital at approximately 7:00 a.m. this morning. After consulting with the hospital and CDC, [The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene] DOHMH decided to conduct a test for the Ebola virus, because of this patient's recent travel history and pattern of symptoms. DOHMH and HHS are also evaluating the patient for other causes of illness in children," the statement said.
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