Washington, DC hospital treating Ebola patient from Nigeria

USA Today is reporting that a person is being treated for Ebola at Howard University hospital in Washington, DC. The person had recently travelled to Nigeria.

Howard University hospital in Washington, D.C., confirmed Friday that it has admitted a patient — a recent traveler to Nigeria — who has symptoms that could be associated with Ebola.

The unidentified patient is listed in stable condition, according to Kerry-Ann Hamilton, a spokesperson for the hospital.

This also follows news from the UN chief handling the Ebola crisis that the virus could become airborne if it mutates within the human population.

MailOnline reports,

The longer the Ebola epidemic continues infecting people unabated, the higher the chances it will mutate and become airborne, the UN’s Ebola response chief has warned. Anthony Banbury, the Secretary General’s Special Representative, has said there is a ‘nightmare’ prospect the deadly disease will become airborne if it continues infecting new hosts. His comments come as organisations battling the crisis in West Africa warned the international community has just four weeks to stop its spread before it spirals ‘completely out of control’.


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