Regina's General Hospital cleared after Ebola scare

By Lisa Schick/CJME News Staff
July 10, 2016 - 4:43pm

A false alarm over the Ebola virus made for a scary hour at the General Hospital in Regina on Sunday afternoon.

According to the health region, around 12:30 a doctor became concerned that a patient may have Ebola. So patients in part of the emergency room were confined to their rooms, and incoming patients were re-routed to the Pasqua Hospital.

The scare only lasted about 40 minutes - doctors were able to determined the patient did not have Ebola by then.

A representative from the health region said this was normal procedure for a suspected infectious disease.

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