Hazmat Crews Respond To False Report Of Woman Suffering From Ebola-like Symptoms

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Health officials tell 10TV that a report of a woman suffering from Ebola-like symptoms is a hoax.

This comes after Hazmat crews responded to a home on South Champion Avenue Thursday night where a woman's relative called 911 and said she was suffering from Ebola-like symptoms.  Hazmat crews raced to the scene and transported the woman to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Isolation Unit.

It was then discovered that the call was a hoax.

Officials tell 10TV police will investigate the incident.

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Hazmat crews responded to a home on South Champion Avenue and transported a patient to Ohio State Wexner Medical Center Isolation Unit.

Health officials tell 10TV the woman had a fever and respiratory symptoms similar to the Ebola virus, flu or other respiratory diseases.  The Health Department plans to test the woman for Ebola out of an abundance of caution.

It’s unclear whether he or she had come into contact with anyone that has the Ebola virus or if they had recently traveled to West Africa.

The patient was transported Thursday night to the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  Health officials say they are prepared if the case is confirmed as the Ebola virus.

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