Report: U.S. hospitals experience more than 60 Ebola scares

NEW YORK — Hospitals and state laboratories in the United States have processed more than 60 Ebola scares over the course of the last few weeks, according to a report from ABC News.

Hospitals in 27 states notified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the illnesses, doing so to be cautious due to the ongoing outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Of the 68 cases reported, 58 were false alarms; blood samples of the remaining cases were sent out for testing.

The CDC is urging healthcare providers to ask patients about travel history to help with identifying potential cases, ABC News reported. The total number of deaths from the outbreak totals 1,229, and 2,240 people have been infected since March.

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