Patrick: Ebola ‘Not A Cause For Alarm’ In Massachusetts

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Governor Deval Patrick said there is no cause for alarm about the deadly Ebola virus in Massachusetts.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting with state officials at Logan Airport Tuesday, Patrick said recent scares in the state turned out to be just that – scares.

“There have been no confirmed cases of ebola in Massachusetts,” Patrick said.

“There is not a cause for alarm.”

A medical center in Braintree was briefly shut down Sunday after a patient who had been to the West African nation of Liberia complained of a headache and muscle aches.

Then on Monday afternoon, an infectious disease control team responded to a United Arab Emirates flight from Dubai at Logan Airport after some passengers on the plane were showing flu-like symptoms.

“According to the CDC, we as a Commonwealth remain at a low risk for Ebola,” Patrick said, “but we remain vigilant.”


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