CDC Asks Maine Hospital to Hold Patient - NECN

CDC Asks Maine Hospital to Hold Patient

There is no confirmed Ebola case, but the Centers for Disease Control asked Maine Medical Center to hold the patient for observation.



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    A hospital in Maine says it does not have a confirmed case of Ebola after the Centers for Disease Control asked officials to hold a patient for observation.

    Maine Medical Center announced Monday that made the request as a precautionary step.

    The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention says the case is considered to be "low-risk."

    "It is important for the public to understand that there is not a confirmed case of Ebola. We will continue to monitor this case closely," said John Martins of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in a statement. "Due to laws pertaining to patient confidentiality, no further details are available at this time.

    NECN will have more as this story develops.

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