Posted: Jul 30, 2014 11:24 AM EST Updated: Jul 30, 2014 12:17 PM EST
According to officials, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department on Tuesday evening after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.
“We took all appropriate infection control measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors,” hospital officials told WBTV.
The hospital had blocked off a hallway in the emergency room area of the hospital for several hours.
“After consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and NC Department of Health and Human Services, it appears the risk for communicable disease is low,” hospital officials said.
Officials say they do not need to do any additional testing and the patient will be sent home.
The Emergency Department at Carolinas Medical Center remains open and operating normally.
Medic officials said the blocked hallway did not impact ambulances getting to and from the hospital. Patients were treated in the emergency room the entire time.
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