Massachusetts patient does not have Ebola

The patient went to hospital on Sunday

The fatality rate in an Ebola outbreak ranges from 25 percent to 90 percent, depending on the particular strain of the virus involved.

BOSTON (WWLP) – The Boston Public Health Commission has confirmed that a patient from Braintree does not have the Ebola virus.

According to the BPHC website, they discussed the patient’s symptoms with Mass. Department of Public Health, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and partners, and determined that the patient does not meet the criteria to be considered someone at high risk for Ebola.

On Sunday, the patient from Braintree walked into Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates branch in Braintree complaining of a headache and muscle pain, and then told doctors he recently traveled to Liberia.

Police, fire, EMS and hazmat crews were called in, and the patient was immediately brought to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

City health officials said Monday that Boston has seen three or four possible cases of Ebola since the latest outbreak began ravaging West Africa, but they stressed that the city has had no confirmed cases.

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