Cobb jail inmate negative for Ebola virus

October 4, 2014 4:46 AM

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Cobb jail inmate negative for Ebola virus

Flanked by Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health, says preliminary tests on Cobb County inmate Harry Withers were negative for Ebola, during a press conference Friday at the Cobb County Jail.

MARIETTA — A man who caused an Ebola scare at the Cobb jail early Friday morning after he said he had been to Africa and showed flu-like symptoms has tested negative for the virus, according to the Cobb Sheriff’s Office.

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