Thanks to Viki Hansen for sending the link to this CBC News report: Quarantine case at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital not Ebola. As Viki says, "That's some fast testing!" Excerpt:
A patient who was quarantined at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital in Montreal on Saturday after exhibiting some signs of Ebola has tested negative for the deadly virus.
The patient had a fever after recently returning from a trip to West Africa.
The hospital issued a statement on Saturday morning saying that it had quarantined the patient as a precaution even though the chances of the person actually having Ebola were quite slim.
Dr. Karl Weiss, chief of the hospital’s infectious diseases department, said the patient’s tests were run through a specialized lab in Winnipeg.
"You can't take any chance, so this is what happened with someone who just returned from Guinea within the last 21 days, came to the hospital with fever and other general symptoms — non-specific symptoms — and because of that we have no choice but to put in place a certain protocol and make sure," Weiss said.