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Harvard Vanguard Medical Center in Braintree MASS is being evacuated with a possible case of Ebola.

 

Harvard Vanguard Medical Center in Braintree is being evacuated on Sunday afternoon as doctors assess a possible case of Ebola.

Braintree fire officials told REGIS From realtalknews.com  that the clinic is being evacuated after 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

A man who recently traveled to West Africa is being isolated outside the clinic, fire officials told REALTALKNEWS.COM

The Braintree clinic is located at 111 Grossman Drive.

Two Ebola patients with New England ties have been treated in recent weeks.

Holden Dr. Rick Sacra contracted the potentially deadly disease while working as a missionary doctor in Liberia. He was declared free of Ebola and returned to Massachusetts in September.

Photojournalist Ashoka Mukpo, a Providence native, contracted Ebola and is currently being treated at Nebraska Medical Center.

Ebola has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa and infected at least twice that many, the World Health Organization said last week.

The virus has taken an especially devastating toll on health care workers, sickening or killing more than 370 of them in the hardest-hit countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone — places that already were short on doctors and nurses before Ebola.

On Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a healthcare provider who helped treat Dallas Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, who died from the disease, now has a confirmed case of Ebola as well.

Check back for details on this developing story as they become available.

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