Updated as of October 17, 2014, 9:50 a.m.:
A patient was brought to Inova Loudoun Hospital on Thursday, October 16, 2014, with a recent travel history to West Africa and reportedly a low grade fever. All safety precautions and protocols were in place. The patient received a preliminary evaluation by Inova Loudoun Hospital physicians in coordination with local and state health departments. The patient didn’t meet the threshold for Ebola testing.
Ebola testing is only performed by local regional Health Department authorities in consultation with the CDC. They determine whether the patient meets the threshold for Ebola testing and then subsequently would conduct the test. Find more information on CDC website.