UPDATED: Amarillo Hospital Lockdown Lifted

No Ebola after all


A lockdown order at the Baptist St. Anthony's Hospital emergency room has been lifted after officials confirmed that the patient in question had not been exposed to Ebola, BSA spokeswoman Mary Barlow said.

About 4 p.m., a patient walked into the emergency room displaying flu-like symptoms, Barlow said. Hospital personnel questioned the unidentified patient about their symptoms and whether the patient had been in contact with anyone who had visited West Africa. The patient responded that they had been in contact with a person who had traveled recently to West Africa, but that the person they had come in contact with had not displayed any symptoms of the disease.