Carolinas HealthCare System

July 30, 2014 – Late last evening, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.  We took all appropriate infection control measures to protect patients, staff, and visitors.  After consulting with the Centers for Disease Control and NC Department of Health and Human Services, it appears the risk for communicable disease is low.  No further testing is needed and the patient will be sent home.  The Emergency Department at Carolinas Medical Center remains open and operating normally.