Quebec tot being tested for Ebola

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this...

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the worst since the disease was discovered in the mid-1970s, with 729 deaths in four different countries. (REUTERS/Frederick Murphy/CDC/Handout via Reuters)

Kevin King and Danielle Bell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:52 PM ET

OTTAWA — A Gatineau, Que., girl has been quarantined as health officials await testing of the deadly Ebola virus.

The child, reportedly three years old, had a fever upon returning from Africa.

She was isolated as a preventative measure on Friday morning, Outaouais public health official Karelle Kennedy said.

The girl had been visiting a "region at risk" in Africa, reportedly Sierre Leone.

A blood test was sent to a laboratory, and results are expected Saturday afternoon.

Health officials say the chances of testing positive for Ebola are "extremely low."

The child was not in contact at any health institutions or an infected person while in Africa, said Kennedy, but she remains under observation and officials are "very cautious."


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