A patient at a Westchester hospital is being treated for potential Ebola virus.
According to Rob Astorino on WGDK TALK 1300 radio, a man is being treated after coming into contact with people who were recently in West Africa. He is from West Africa, too, but had not visited recently.
“They cannot tell if it’s Ebola; they do not believe that it is. They believe that it’s low-risk, but they are taking precautions,” Astorino continued.
Which hospital the man is in was not disclosed.
This news is brought on after the first US Ebola patient died today in Dallas.
On Wednesday, Federal officials said that five major airports, including JFK, would being temperature-screening passengers arriving from West Africa. This after Astorino called for a West Africa flight ban.