Ebola Test Comes Back Negative for Patient in California

August 22, 2014 3:31 AM

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Ebola Test Comes Back Negative for Patient in California

A California patient who recently returned from West Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus, the state Health Department announced Thursday night, reassuring residents that there are no confirmed cases of the virulent virus in the state.

Test results on the patient, who hasn't been identified, were delivered Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the Health Department, said at a news conference. Officials haven't said what prompted them to test and admit the patient at Kaiser Pe...

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