Although a patient at University Health Network (UHN) has been isolated and is being tested for the Ebola, a vice-president of public affairs said it’s unlikely the person has the deadly virus.
The patient, who has travelled to West Africa where an outbreak of Ebola has killed more than 3,300 people, is being tested for the virus and other illness after arriving at hospital with a fever.
UHN, which has not said in which of its hospitals the patient is being treated, includes Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Rehabilitation Centre and Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.
Gillian Howard, UHN’s vice-president of public affairs, said it is unlikely the person has Ebola.
“It is very unlikely that the patient has Ebola, but a test has been ordered as a precaution,” she said in a memo.
All staff are using protective equipment until tests are completed, the memo said.
Test results are expected within 24 hours.