Jul 29, 2018
(Denver, CO) - On July 29, 2018, at approximately 8:30 a.m., a patient was transported to Denver Health and is being evaluated in Denver Health’s isolation unit. Ebola is being considered as a potential but unlikely diagnosis. The patient is in fair condition.
"From an initial review of the situation and the symptoms presented by the patient, it is unlikely that this will be confirmed as an Ebola case," said Connie Price, an infectious diseases physician and Chief Medical Officer of Denver Health. "We are, however, following our standard procedures and taking every necessary precaution.”
Denver Health is on normal operations and there is no threat or concern for patient, staff, resident or visitor safety. The hospital is open for business as usual.
Denver Health staff is trained and equipped to deal with situations involving infectious diseases. The hospital is one of 10 regional facilities designated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to care for patients with Ebola.
Denver Health is coordinating with all relevant agencies, including the Office of Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Denver Department of Safety, Denver Public Health & Environment and the state health department.
Together, we want to reassure the public that Denver Health has robust protocols in place for exactly this situation. Denver residents and visitors have no need for concern about potential exposure.
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