10/10/2014 05:22 EDT | Updated 12/10/2014 05:59 EST

Ebola-like symptoms in patient being treated in Abitibi

A person in Quebec with symptoms of the Ebola virus is being treated in a hospital in Abitibi-Témiscamingue.

According to the regional health and social services agency, the patient was recently in contact with travellers coming from West Africa, where the disease is rampant.

The agency believes the risk is low that the person is actually carrying the virus. Tests have been sent to the public health laboratory in Quebec and results are expected within 24 to 36 hours.

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