A traveler from Liberia is undergoing testing for Ebola and possible causes of a fever at Duke University Hospital.
According to the N.C. Department of Health, the traveler developed a fever Sunday, one day after arriving in Person County.
The traveler came to North Carolina after leaving Liberia and arriving in the United States on Oct. 31 via Newark Liberty International Airport and then traveled by commercial bus from Newark to Durham, and was picked up by a family member.
However, the individual did not have any symptoms upon arrival in the United States, and had no known exposure to Ebola while in Liberia. According to the Department of Health, the individual was taken from Person County using the proper health and safety protocols.
A blood sample from the patient will be sent to the State Laboratory of Public Health for preliminary testing. The individual will remain in a contained, isolated and secured unit until the results of testing are known. Preliminary results of the patient’s first Ebola test are expected to be completed as early as Monday morning.