A patient at Baptist Medical Center in downtown Jacksonville is being screened after possible exposure to the Ebola virus.

The unidentified person told hospital staff that they had casual contact with a person who travelled to West Africa.


Baptist Medical Center in Downtown Jacksonville

Officials say the patient is in isolation and is being monitored to protect hospital staff and the public.

There is no confirmation that the patient has Ebola, and hospital officials say the diagnosis is “highly unlikely.”

Baptist Health says they are exercising caution and using CDC protocols. The Department of Health said the patient does not meet the guidelines for testing for the Ebola virus.

h/t palmbeachpost