Possible Ebola case at UC Davis Medical Center

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Thursday, January 29, 2015
The Ebola virus is shown in this undated file photo.
The Ebola virus is shown in this undated file photo.

DAVIS, Calif. -- The Sacramento County Health Department has confirmed that one patient is being treated for possible Ebola at UC Davis Medical Center.

Authorities said UC Davis Medical Center has activated their Ebola Response Unit.

"UC Davis, identified by the California Department of Public Health as a priority hospital to treat confirmed Ebola patients, is fully prepared to safely assess and treat the patient if necessary in accordance with guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention," the hospital said in a statement.

The patient was at the Dignity Health Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, but has been moved to the U.C. Davis Medical Center, which is specifically equipped to care for patients suspected of having or diagnosed with Ebola as part of the public health department's preparedness plan.

The person is currently considered to be low risk. Health officials are still trying to figure out where the potential exposure took place.

UC Davis Medical Center remains open and is operating as normal.