California might have its first case of Ebola

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Patient In Sacramento Test For Ebola

Health officials at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center announced Tuesday that a patient may have been exposed to the virus that's killed an estimated 1,200 people already.

They've been quarantined in an isolation room and doctors sent blood samples to the CDC for testing. It might take several days until results come back. KGO-TV reports although the hospital says it's taking steps to protect other patients, employees and visitors, the case is causing some to worry.

This is California's first potential case of the virus, meanwhile a woman in New Mexico remains quarantined at a University hospital while she waits for test results to determine if she is infected.

The woman returned from Sierra Leone recently and displayed symptoms similar to the virus.

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