COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) —Tracy Smith, Columbus Fire Battalion Chief, said a contagious emergency launched outside of Grant Medical Center was a “precautionary measure.”
A patient with flu-like symptons was transported to the hospital around 12:45 p.m.
Smith said CPD was following their decontamination protocol whenever they transport someone who may have a suspected contagious disease.
No one at the person’s home complained of any symptoms.
CPD decontaminated the ambulance and anything associated with the transport of such a patient.
The scene on 6th Avenue is clear.
Doctors are monitoring a patient in a local hospital who traveled abroad recently and are calling the situation a “contagious emergency.”
Jose Rodriguez, director of public affairs and communications at Columbus Public Health, said this is one of 36 people who traveled abroad recently to an area under caution.