A patient with symptoms consistent with Ebola infection was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center Thursday morning from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento.

Public domain image/National Atlas of the United States
Public domain image/National Atlas of the United States

UC Davis, identified by the California Department of Public Health as a priority hospital to treat confirmed Ebola patients, is fully prepared to safely assess and treat the patient if necessary in accordance with guidelines established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The hospital is coordinating its response with the Sacramento County Department of Public Health. Measures put in place to protect the health and safety of hospital workers and patients include extensive training on proper use of personal protective equipment and the establishment of a dedicated isolation room for treatment of suspected and confirmed Ebola patients.

UC Davis Medical Center remains open and is continuing to operate as normal.

There have been 22,057 reported confirmed, probable, and suspected cases  of Ebola Virus Disease in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone , with 8,795 deaths (outcomes for many cases are unknown).