A woman possibly infected with Ebola has been isolated at a Brisbane hospital.
The 18-year-old patient had recently arrived in Australia from west Africa but was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s hospital after showing signs of fever, the Seven Network reported on Sunday.
She arrived in Brisbane 11 days ago with eight members of her extended family and all had been placed in home quarantine immediately, Queensland Chief Medical Officer Dr Jeannette Young told reporters in Brisbane.
They had left Guinea to move to Queensland.
Queensland Health knew the family was arriving, met them at the airport and arranged their quarantine.
Staff were checking the family’s health daily and on Saturday night the 18-year-old developed a fever.