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Massachusetts hospital treating possible Ebola patient

03 December 2014, 07:11

Boston - Massachusetts General Hospital admitted a patient possibly exposed to the Ebola virus on Tuesday, the hospital said in a statement.

The patient, whose identity was not disclosed, is being treated in a "specially prepared area within the hospital", Mass General said, noted that the diagnosis has not yet been confirmed.

Also Read: Doctors Without Borders: Ebola response too slow
The worst outbreak of Ebola on record has killed more than 6 000 people, with the vast majority of cases in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

US health officials on Tuesday designated 35 hospitals around the nation as Ebola treatment centres; none were located in Massachusetts.

- Reuters

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