Portland Woman Monitored For Ebola, Ore. Health Authority

Portland Woman Monitored For Ebola, Ore. Health Authority

A Portland woman being monitored for Ebola has been isolated in a hospital, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed Friday afternoon.

The Centers for Disease Control has advised officials at Providence Milwaukie Hospital that no further testing is required.

Officials said Friday that the woman had no known contact with anyone affected with the virus and was considered a low risk for contracting the disease.

Tri-County Health Officer Dr. Paul Lewis says officials are satisfied that the system worked well.

Lewis said Friday that the woman was taken to the hospital in the Portland suburb of Milwaukie.

The patient is still in the hospital, but officials citing privacy concerns would not release any further information about her condition or when she will be released.

Officials say the woman had recently been in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone and was staying in Portland.