THUNDER BAY – On Thursday night, at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, a patient was admitted to the facility with what was thought at the time could be symptoms of Ebola Virus. Dr. Henderson with the TBRHSC told NetNewsledger that there are protocols and procedures in place at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre for such outbreaks.
The patient was tested, and the tests came back negative. The issue started growing social media legs on Friday and Saturday with postings on social media of an “Ebola patient” at the Thunder Bay Hospital.
Doctor Henderson states, “I can with 100 percent certainty assure you there is no one at the hospital with Ebola virus”.
Recent reports on Ebola Virus have many people across North America concerned, especially after the death of a healthcare worker in Dallas Texas who had been treating a patient who had died of Ebola Virus.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, along with Healthcare facilities across Canada are in contact with all of the appropriate officials with Health Ontario, and Health Canada.
Social media can be very reliable for some reports, but going directly to the authorities and reporting on what exactly is happening can result in the truth. It may not be as thrilling or generate as many headlines, but Thunder Bay remains safe from the Ebola Virus.