Boy, 5, Tests Negative for Ebola at NYC Hospital

October 28, 2014 1:54 AM

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Boy, 5, Tests Negative for Ebola at NYC Hospital

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A five-year-old child at New York City's Bellevue Hospital Center on Monday tested negative for Ebola, a statement from the New York City Department of Health and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said.

"Out of an abundance of caution, further negative Ebola tests are required on subsequent days to ensure that the patient is cleared," the statement notes. In addition to testing for other possible illnesses, the child will also remain in isolation until all test results are returned.

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