Based on the public health investigation, which included the travel history of a woman who became ill this morning in a Pentagon parking lot, and on questioning of her by medical staff, medical authorities are confident that she does not have Ebola.
Arlington County Fire Department Emergency Medical Services transported the woman to Fairfax Inova Hospital Friday morning, after she became ill in a Pentagon parking lot. The woman had displayed symptoms consistent with the virus and her travel history was uncertain. She was put in isolation at Fairfax Inova Hospital. Arlington County took all necessary precautions to protect public health during this event, including activating its Emergency Operations Center. We are beginning to break down those operations now.
This is a joint statement from Arlington Public Health and Fairfax Public Health. Media contacts:
Arlington Public Health: Communications Duty Officer, 703-228-3936
Fairfax Public Health: Glen Barbour, 571-722-5832, firstname.lastname@example.org