Preliminary Test For First Suspected Case Comes Back Negative

October 11, 2014 5:47 PM

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Preliminary Test For First Suspected Case Comes Back Negative

In the first suspected case of Ebola virus disease in Brazil, a 47-year-old man tested negative for it in the first of two tests, the Brazilian Ministry of Health reported. The second test will either confirm or not confirm the initial results.

“The patient’s health condition is good, he does not present with fever and will be kept in complete isolation at the Evandro Chagas National Institute of Infectious Disease in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). If the second test also rules out the possibility of Ebola infection, the patient will leave isolation...

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