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Boston patient tests negative for Ebola

Hospital Safety Insider, December 4, 2014

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A patient under observation at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for a suspected case of Ebola has instead tested positive for malaria, according to a report from WCVB-TV.

While more testing is needed, the initial test for the Ebola virus was negative, the report said. The person, who was not identified, was admitted to the hospital Tuesday for evaluation.

The patient reportedly had been working in Liberia, and was showing symptoms that are consistent with a wide range of viruses and diseases. While being evaluated, the patient was being held in a specially prepared area within the hospital while testing is underway according to the report.

 



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