Possible Ebola case in Kansas City

This undated colorized transmission electron micrograph image made available by the CDC shows an Ebola virus virion. For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood, according to a report published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, May 7, 2015. (Frederick Murphy/CDC via AP)

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – The University of Kansas Hospital is treating a patient with a fever who has recently returned from Sierra Leone, but who is considered a very low risk for Ebola.

In a press release, the hospital said the patient called prior to arriving.

The hospital says it is following protocol. The patient has been placed in strict isolation, and all CDC-recommended precautions are being taken.

A news conference was held Friday evening to release more information, but the hospital released very few details on the patient to protect his identity.

The hospital says the test results may take two to three days but wanted to make clear that the public is not at risk and they are monitoring the patient.

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