Woman who died in NYC to be tested for Ebola

November 19, 2014 4:47 AM

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Woman who died in NYC to be tested for Ebola

NEW YORK -- The body of a woman who died of an apparent heart attack in Brooklyn Tuesday will be tested for the Ebola virus as a precaution since she was recently in West Africa, city officials said.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene told CBS New York the woman arrived in the U.S. 18 days ago from Guinea, one of the West African countries dealing with a deadly Ebola outbreak.

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