A person who recently traveled to an Ebola-affected area was transported to a hospital in Arlington, Va., this morning, but county officials do not believe the individual has the disease, the Washington Post reports.
The individual, a resident of the Beacon at Clarendon apartment building in Arlington, was transported to the Virginia Hospital Center at 10:30 A.M. this morning by the Arlington County Fire Department. The county said in a press release at 5:40 P.M. that while the person had a fever and had recently visited an Ebola-affected area, the individual "had no known exposure to any Ebola cases, and medical findings are not consistent with a diagnosis of Ebola."
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The individual has been released from the hospital but will be monitored by the county through the conclusion of a 21-day incubation period.
One commenter on an ARLnow.com story attempted to find a silver lining in the potential Ebola scare.
"$2500/mo for Ebola. Not such a bad deal with the Metro and Whole Foods right there."