Ebola Scare at Yale-New Haven Hospital

NEW HAVEN, (Conn.) WTNH – Health officials at Yale-New Haven Hospital are assuring students that the risk of the Ebola virus is very minimal.

A student who recently visited Liberia is being treated at the hospital with Ebola-like symptoms.

Provost Ben Polak and Yale Health Director Paul Genecin say “while the risk to the Yale community remains very small, we have nonetheless been closely monitoring information at the virus.”

Officials say all of the staff at Yale-New Haven Hospital have been trained and updated with CDC regulations.

The University is strongly advising against traveling to other countries until further notice, specifically Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

They went on to say “The Ebola outbreak has been devastating to people living in affected areas and continues to be a major public health threat around the globe.”

Conversations are being had about campus concerns. Yale has been trying to raise money and support those countries that need help from the outbreak.

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