New Mexico health officials in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are testing a 30-year-old woman for the Ebola virus.
Unconfirmed reports say the virus easily could have traveled through Mexico to the US through infected travelers. The woman being tested returned from the area earlier this month.
“The Department of Health is working closely with UNM Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on this investigation,” Department of Health Cabinet Secretary Retta Ward, said in a news release. “UNM Hospital has isolated the patient, and is following the appropriate protocols to ensure other patients and health care workers are safe.”