La. DHH monitoring N.O. area man for Ebola signs
NEW ORLEANS - State health officials are monitoring a New Orleans man for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus, but say the patient is at low risk and is only under observation out of an "abundance of caution".
Officials from Centers for Disease Control contacted state Department of Health and Hospitals officials on Thursday and alerted them to a New Orleans-area man who has recently returned from a visit to a country affected by the West African Ebola virus outbreak, according to DHH Communications Director Olivia Watkins.
Watkins confirmed that the man is a low risk for Ebola, but is being monitored by state health officials as a precautionary measure.