A person who traveled to one of the African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak is being monitored at a Madison hospital. That’s according to Public Health Madison and Dane County, which released no additional information Wednesday, either on when the individual was in Africa or when he or she arrived in Wisconsin.
Earlier this week, a monitored traveler was transported to a local hospital according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols for monitoring and evaluation. This is not an indication of Ebola virus disease and there is no risk to the public.
PHMDC has been collaborating regularly over the past several months with the CDC, WI Department of Health Services, hospitals, clinics, emergency responders, and the State Lab of Hygiene to adopt and implement CDC guidelines to protect health care workers, emergency responders and the general public in the unlikely event that there is an Ebola case in the community.
In October, the Wisconsin Department of Health services identified four Wisconsin hospitals best equipped to handle any cases of Ebola: UW and American Family Children’s Hospitals in Madison, and Froedtert and Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee