St. Catharines General Hospital is taking every precaution after putting a patient in isolation and testing him for Ebola.
The patient went to the hospital with “flu like symptoms” and it was discovered he had recently traveled to West Africa, site of the current and deadly Ebola outbreak.
The test results are expected Thursday.
Niagara Health Systems spokesperson Brady Wood says the patient is stable and is considered a “low risk”.
Chief of Staff Tony Stewart says all protocols are being followed and the hospital is consulting with infectious disease experts and public health officials.
This latest isolation case in St. Catharines is part of a heightened worldwide vigilance to prevent to the spread of the disease.
The World Health Organization says three thousand people in West Africa have contracted the disease with 15-hundred dead.