Eyes were glued to CNN as Dr. Sanjay Gupta told us that there were at least six cases of potential Ebola victims being tested at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Paul Joseph Watson of Prison Planet reported the story:
“There have been about a half a dozen patients who have had their blood tested because of concern, those particular patients their stories were not made public,” said Gupta, adding, “I’m not sure if that’s because of heightened concern by the hospital or what that means exactly.”
Gupta also appeared to suggest that patients being tested for the Ebola virus were not being kept in isolation when he stated, “This isn’t the kind of thing that they worry about spreading to other patients in the hospital, spreading to people who are walking around the hospital. This is not an airborne virus.”
However, at least in the case of the patient who was made public yesterday, hospital officials said the individual was immediately put into isolation as a precaution.
The patient referenced in that last paragraph – who has negative for Ebola – shared the details of his ordeal with NY Daily News.
His name is Eric Silverman, and after he developed a high fever, a sore throat, a headache,and diarrhea, his mother called their family doctor. She was told to take her son to the ER at Mount Sinai immediately.
Eric’s doctor notified the ER doctors that her patient, a humanitarian aid worker who previously volunteered with the Peace Corps, had just returned from volunteering Sierra Leone in West Africa.
When he arrived at the hospital, he was greeted by staff wearing protective masks, and was immediately placed in a room far away from the rest of the ER patients.