A woman reported to be from Africa arrived at the Eagle Pass Port of Entry No. 2 showing signs of illness at approximately 9:30 am on Wednesday.
The Eagle Pass Fire Department Paramedics were summoned to give medical assistance to the individual.
Upon arrival at the scene, EPFD Paramedics made contact with the female who was complaining of abdominal pains and other symptoms.
The Eagle Pass Fire department proceeded to transport the female to the Fort Duncan Regional Medical Center Emergency Room.
While at the ER it was noted that the female was also coughing up blood and had other possible Ebola Virus symptoms.
The individual was immediately put under quarantine protocols while laboratory work is conducted to find out if this could be the case.
Ebola is a rare but a deadly virus that causes fever, body aches, diarrhea, and sometimes bleeding inside and outside the body.
As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding.
It kills up to 90% of people who are infected.
Up to now the patients medical status and any official information regarding this case has not been disclosed.
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