Kansas hospital monitoring patient for possible Ebola infection

Reuters News
Posted: May 29, 2015 8:17 PM

By Carey Gillam

(Reuters) - The University of Kansas Hospital said on Friday it was monitoring a patient for a possible Ebola infection after he returned from the West African nation of Sierra Leone and developed a fever.

"The patient is extremely low risk. It's just the fever that tipped the balance," Dr. Lee Norman at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, told a news conference.

(Reporting by Carey Gillam in Kansas City, Missouri; Writing by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Sandra Maler)