United Regional Hospital Addresses Ebola Rumors

United Regional Hospital released a statement following rumors that an Ebola patient was admitted into their facility.

"I want to address rumors of a possible Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) patient at United Regional. There are no such patients at United Regional and, at this time, we are not aware of any suspected or confirmed cases of EVD in Wichita Falls.

A patient did present early this morning to our Emergency Department with pneumonia symptoms; upon discovering additional facts about the patient's history, our ER staff cautiously and appropriately followed our defined protocols for possible EVD patients. Through communications with CDC, we determined the patient does not have EVD."