BOSTON (CBS/AP) – Governor Deval Patrick said there is no cause for alarm about the deadly Ebola virus in Massachusetts.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with state officials at Logan Airport Tuesday, Patrick said recent scares in the state turned out to be just that – scares.READ MORE: Rally-Goers March In Copley Square, Calling For Peace In The Middle East
“There have been no confirmed cases of ebola in Massachusetts,” Patrick said.
“There is not a cause for alarm.”
A medical center in Braintree was briefly shut down Sunday after a patient who had been to the West African nation of Liberia complained of a headache and muscle aches.
Then on Monday afternoon, an infectious disease control team responded to a United Arab Emirates flight from Dubai at Logan Airport after some passengers on the plane were showing flu-like symptoms.READ MORE: 2 Removed From Water After Dive Team Called To Search For Two Children In Brockton Park
“According to the CDC, we as a Commonwealth remain at a low risk for Ebola,” Patrick said, “but we remain vigilant.”
Officials emphasized that Ebola can only be transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids of an infected person showing symptoms.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports
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