Regional
2:18 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Albuquerque Patient Not Infected With Ebola Virus

A UNM Hospital patient who was tested this week for Ebola virus disease is not infected with the virus, according to test results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The hospital received the results on Thursday, according to UNMH epidemiologist Dr. Meghan Brett, who helped coordinate the precautionary care and testing.

“The safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and staff is our top priority,” said Dr. Robert Bailey, associate dean of clinical affairs at the UNM School of Medicine. “UNM Hospital is well-prepared to handle any situation requiring infection control, and our staff demonstrated that preparedness this week, performing superbly in following the necessary protocols that are in place to protect our patients, visitors and staff.”

UNM Hospital stated that it respects the privacy of its patients and therefore will not be releasing any additional information regarding the patient’s care or test results.