Delaware child hospitalized for possible Ebola

A child from the African nation of Libera is being held in isolation in Delaware for a possible case of Ebola.

The child was brought to the Bayhealth Kent General emergency department in Dover on Saturday, but was not showing any Ebola symptoms, according to the hospital.

“After the assessment, and out of an abundance of caution, the child was admitted to a private isolation room and all CDC guidelines regarding specimen collection, transport, testing and submission for person under investigation for Ebola are being followed,” according to a statement from Bayhealth.

The child is past the 21-day maximum incubation period and and is symptom-free. The Centers for Disease Control declined to test the child for Ebola because of the “extremely low” chances of infection.

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The child will continue to be under observation and will not be discharged until the CDC and the infectious disease physician determine it is safe.

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