Pentagon hit with Ebola scare after woman vomits in parking lot

Authorities in Arlington County, Virginia cordoned off a portion of the Pentagon parking lot this morning after a woman who recently visited West Africa began vomiting, sparking concerns about a potential Ebola problem.

“During the response, the individual allegedly indicated that she had recently visited western Africa. Out of an abundance of caution, all pedestrian and vehicular traffic was suspended around the South Parking lot, while Arlington County responded to the scene,” Arlington officials said.

The situation began at a little past 9AM when a woman began to vomit in the Pentagon Parking Lot. The Arlington County Fire Department transported the woman to the Virginia Hospital Center, where she remained in the ambulance, before taking her to Fairfax Inova Hospital. Arlington Public Health has activated its Emergency Operations Center to manage the incident.

“Out of an abundance of caution and to allow the investigation to proceed, pedestrian and vehicular traffic around the Pentagon South Parking lot’s lanes 7-23 will remain restricted until further notice. The Corridor 2 entrance to the Pentagon is also closed,” officials said.

Read more about the story at The Washington Post.

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Authorities in Arlington County, Virginia cordoned off a portion of the Pentagon parking lot this morning after a woman who recently visited West Africa began vomiting, sparking concerns about a potential Ebola problem. 'During the response, the individual allegedly indicated that she had recently visited western Africa. Out of an...