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UPDATE: Test results from patient with Ebola-like symptoms expected soon
The patient has been placed in isolation but officials say it's strictly a precaution
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Public health officials say they expect to have test results before Monday concerning a patient at Brampton Civic Hospital with flu-like symptoms that are similar to those of the Ebola virus.

The patient has been placed in isolation but officials say it's strictly a precaution.

Officials say they took the step because the patient recently returned from Nigeria, one of the West African nations recently affected by an outbreak of the disease.

However they also point out the symptoms of Ebola are also similar to many more common diseases, such as malaria or the flu.

While health officials say they are on ``heightened alert'', they say Ebola poses a low risk to Canadians.

The samples have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, the only facility in Canada set up to handle such work.

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Public health officials say they expect to have test results before Monday concerning a patient at Brampton Civic Hospital with flu-like symptoms that are similar to those of the Ebola virus.

The patient has been placed in isolation but officials say it's strictly a precaution.

Officials say they took the step because the patient recently returned from Nigeria, one of the West African nations recently affected by an outbreak of the disease.

However they also point out the symptoms of Ebola are also similar to many more common diseases, such as malaria or the flu.

While health officials say they are on ``heightened alert'', they say Ebola poses a low risk to Canadians.

The samples have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg, the only facility in Canada set up to handle such work.

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