URGENT REPORT UPDATE: Dr. Lee Norman Of KU Medical Center’s Press Conference
UPDATE TO URGENT REPORT. In a press conference, Dr. Lee Norman, VP and Chief Medical Officer of Kansas University Medical Center (UMKC) stated,
“The staff is wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). A six-member staff is taking care the patient. It is a special unit with special air-handling, no patients on the unit, no cross traffic. One other thing with everyone with protective gear, we have a spotter to watch every movement of everything taken on and off.
“He was very weak, so we gave him IV fluids to rehydrate. There is no evidence of hemorrhaging. He does have diarrhea and vomiting. We have everything we need to keep the staff safe. The gentleman is getting his strength back. We hope to get the blood test sample back by 5:00 pm tomorrow. If it’s Ebola, we have caught it very early. I’m hopeful he doesn’t have Ebola. He may have typhoid fever.”
Note: Dr. Norman said the patient does not have a temperature as was earlier reported.