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Oct 13, 2014 8:18 AM

Health officials in Braintree, Mass.: Patient not high risk for Ebola

Associated Press

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - Boston public health officials say a patient who had been to Liberia and whose symptoms forced a brief shutdown of a Braintree medical center was not a high risk for Ebola.

The patient arrived at the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Braintree on Sunday complaining of a headache and muscle aches.

The medical center says it immediately notified authorities, and the patient was securely taken by ambulance to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

The Boston Public Health Commission says after speaking with the hospital and state health officials, it concluded the patient did not meet criteria to be considered at high risk for Ebola.

The commission released its statement later Sunday.


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