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Austin Patient 'Does Not Meet the Risk Profile' For Ebola

Todd Wiseman/Phil Moyer via Texas Tribune

  Early Saturday morning a patient was transferred to Seton Medical Center Austin with "some symptoms that could be associated with the Ebola virus." According to a press release from the hospital, "the patient had recently traveled in West Africa, but not in one of the affected countries." 

After a review of the patient's history, lab testing and an examination, the Texas Department of State Health and Human Services decided that "the patient does not meet the risk profile for Ebola testing."   

Staff are trying to determine whether the individual may be suffering from an unrelated viral diseases.

"The patient is resting comfortably and is in good condition," according to Seton.

Mose Buchele focuses on energy and environmental reporting at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mosebuchele.