02/11/2015 05:53 EST | Updated 02/11/2015 09:59 EST

Ebola-Like Symptoms At London, Ontario Hospital Prompt Lockdown

The London Health Science Centre said late Tuesday night that two patients had been admitted to the city's Victoria Hospital with Ebola-like symptoms.

"As a designated treatment hospital, at approximately 9:45 p.m. this evening, two patients currently under investigation for Ebola Virus Disease were referred to LHSC," according to a hospital statement. "The patients were not admitted through the Emergency Department and were placed directly in isolation in a negative pressure room at LHSC’s Victoria Hospital. All safety precautions are fully in place to contain risk."

It was not clear if the patients were related, or what their symptoms were.

The hospital said in a tweet that there was "no impact to patient and visitor activity" as a result of the admissions.

There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Canada.

In previous cases, including at least 10 in Ontario, patient samples were sent to the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg for testing.

The World Health Organization said earlier this week that there have been 22,828 cases and 9,152 deaths as a result of the Ebola outbreak, which has been heavily concentrated in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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