Edmonton

Infection controls dropped after diagnosis made in Edmonton patient

Infection control measures are no longer needed in Edmonton after a patient was isolated with a contagious illness over the weekend.

Infection control measures are no longer needed in Edmonton after a diagnosis was confirmed in a patient who was isolated with a contagious illness over the weekend.

AHS confirmed the diagnosis, but will not say what illness the person had, nor would the health authority specify that fears of Ebola prompted the isolation procedures. 

"Enacting these protocols was not something done lightly, and we are confident the protocols worked well to minimize any risk to staff and physicians," the provincial health authority said in a news release Monday.  

"There was no risk to the public whatsoever."

AHS confirmed on Saturday that the patient was isolated in an Edmonton hospital over concerns about a potentially contagious disease.

Infection control measures were put in place at the Royal Alexandra Hospital , the University of Alberta Hospital and within EMS.

Last month, the emergency department of the Royal Alexandra Hospital was shut down for hours after a patient who had been to Africa showed possible Ebola symptoms.

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