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Rossland nurse practitioner being tested for Ebola at KGH

A Rossland-based nurse practitioner is being tested for Ebola at Kelowna General Hospital.

However Interior Health insists it’s a precautionary measure.

Patrice Gordon returned from West Africa on Christmas Day and in terms of strict self-reporting informed authorities she had a sore throat.

She was admitted through the KGH ER Monday and is in isolation.

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Deputy Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry says initial test results from the BC Centre for Disease Control came back negative.

KGH remains open to patients and visitors as normal.

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