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MUSC Issues Statement On Ebola Scare

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The following statement was issued today by the Medical University of South Carolina in conjunction with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and the office of S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley:

The MUSC patient who underwent Ebola medical evaluation has been downgraded from low-risk to no-risk based on the guidelines and protocols of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) and the clinical judgment of the MUSC care team.

In consultation with DHEC, CDC, and the Department of Defense, it has been confirmed the patient had no contact with anyone in Liberia, and based on this information, he has been determined to have no risk for Ebola. The patient will be removed from Ebola precautions, and no quarantine will be required.

The patient continues to receive medical care at MUSC Medical Center.

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