It was first reported Monday night that a patient was isolated at UMMC and was undergoing test for Ebola. “The patient continues to receive appropriate treatment,” according to the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. UMMC is one of the three hospitals designated for Ebola treatment. This came hours after the state unveiled it’s tougher plan to prevent the spread of Ebola in Maryland. Governor Martin O’Malley says, “Maryland will be directly monitoring the health of all travelers from affected Ebola countries.” The other three hospitals designated to treat Ebola patients is Johns Hopkins and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. The actions used yesterday where preventative in nature and safeguard the public. A memo was obtained by WJZ Monday night confirming the hospital accepted a potential Ebola patient for further assessment.”
According to WJZ, “This comes as the state intensifies their monitoring of people traveling from West Africa to the US, asking those who have had close contact with the virus to self-quarantine in their homes for 21 days, take their temperatures at least four times a day and regularly update state health care workers about their condition.”
The staff will continue to monitor the patient and as of right now there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Maryland.