TALLAHASSEE -- The state Joint Information Center investigated a report Tuesday a patient at the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center might have contracted Ebola overseas.
The report is false, said Aaron Gallaher, communications director for the State Emergency Management Operations Center in Tallahassee.
Gallaher earlier Tuesday issued the following official report: "There are currently no cases of Ebola in Florida. In Manatee County today on October 21, 2014, CDC guidelines were utilized to determine that an individual was not at risk for Ebola."
Gallaher said the JIC checks out all such reports and this one was simply a rumor with no truth to it.