The University of Kansas Hospital says a patient who recently worked as a medic on a ship off the coast of West Africa came to the hospital early Monday morning feeling sick and is being tested for Ebola.

The hospital said the patient was at "low to moderate risk" of Ebola but the hospital was taking no chances.

In a statement, it said the patient was met by staff wearing personal protection equipment and following guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Mary Kerr

A southwest Missouri citizen is hoping for a quick return to Sierra Leone where she had been training with the Peace Corps to teach English there. But the Ebola outbreak forced her and other volunteers to evacuate the country last week.

Mary Kerr was just six weeks into her training before she had to return home. The 26-year Nixa native was stationed in the Bombali District in northern Sierra Leone, and was to soon start teaching at a secondary school in a village of about 700 people.