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Sunnybrook investigating possible Ebola case

03/18/2015 04:40 EDT | Updated 05/18/2015 05:59 EDT
A patient at Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital is being checked for the Ebola virus. 

The hospital said in a statement it is assessing a patient who came in Wednesday morning complaining of fever and nausea. 

The patient is being kept in isolation in a negative pressure room, which are used to treat those with communicable diseases.

According to the hospital, the patient recently travelled to West Africa where an outbreak of the deadly, infectious disease has since 2013 claimed more than 10,000 lives. 

Canada has never had an Ebola case diagnosed within its borders.

A mother and child were treated for Ebola-like symptoms last month at a London, Ont., hospital, but preliminary blood tests for the disease came back negative. 

A number of other people suspected of having the disease have been tested, and ruled out, in various parts of Canada during the ongoing outbreak in West Africa. 

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