Mystery illness of Calgary patient is not Ebola: health officials

Alberta health officials say a Calgary patient who was feared to have a potentially contagious illness does not have the Ebola virus.

CALGARY — Alberta health officials say a Calgary patient who was feared to have a potentially contagious illness does not have the Ebola virus.

The female arrived Wednesday night at the Peter Lougheed Centre.

Staff quickly shut down part of the emergency room and police taped off the entrance, although the ER fully reopened some time later.

The patient was transferred to Calgary’s South Health Campus – one of four hospitals in the province designated to deal with Ebola cases.

The protocol was put into place due to the individual’s travel and symptom history.

Calgary’s medical health officer said on Thursday that the chance of the patient having Ebola was very low.