​Contagious Emergency: Ohio doctors monitoring patient who traveled abroad

Ohio hospital contagious patient

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.

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