Ebola-like Symptoms Treated in Toronto

A patient who had recently visited Nigeria, where a state of emergency has been declared over the Ebola outbreak, was admitted to a Toronto-area hospital on Friday while exhibiting fever and flu-like symptoms. The patient has been isolated as a precautionary measure. "I am aware that we are currently testing a patient who recently travelled from West Africa. Initial signs and symptoms of Ebola are similar to many more common diseases," Ontario Health Minister Dr. Eric Hoskins said in a release Friday night."One such disease relevant to African travel is malaria. There are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola in Ontario." West Africa’s Ebola outbreak has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organization and has killed nearly 1,000 people so far.