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CDC: Patient Tested for Ebola at California Hospital

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is testing a possible Ebola patient who was admitted to Kaiser Permanente Northern California in Sacramento Tuesday.

The hospital says it's in contact with Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services about the unidentified patient. The California Department of Public Health has also been contacted.

Health and Human Services says all protocols are being followed.

The test results could take several days.

Meanwhile, the United Nations health agency says the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now killed more than 1,200 people.

The World Health Organization says the death toll has risen to 1,229 from among the 2,240 reported cases in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

The outbreak has sparked an international debate over the ethics of giving such untested drugs to the sick and of deciding who should get the drugs. So far, only two Americans and one Spaniard have received ZMapp. The Americans are improving -- but it is unclear what role the drug has played. The Spaniard died within days.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
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