Arizona Man who Visited Sierra Leone Being Tested for Ebola

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A Phoenix man who became ill after returning this week from Sierra Leone, one of the three West African nations hardest hit by an Ebola outbreak, was taken to a hospital on Friday to check if he was infected with the virus, officials said.

The 32-year-old man, who was not identified, was transported to the Maricopa Integrated Health System in Phoenix for evaluation after complaining of sickness including dry-heaving and diarrhea, Phoenix Fire Department spokesman Mark Vanacore said.

Dr. Robert Fromm, the hospital system’s chief medical officer, said it seemed unlikely the man was infected with Ebola but was undergoing tests out of “an abundance of caution.”

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