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CDC: New York Patient Does Not Have Ebola Virus

Signage hangs outside Mount Sinai Hospital on August 4, 2014 in New York City.
Eric Thayer—Getty Images Signage hangs outside Mount Sinai Hospital on August 4, 2014 in New York City.

“The patient is in stable condition, is improving, and remains in the care of our physicians and nurses," according to Mount Sinai hospital.

Mount Sinai Hospital in New York said Wednesday the patient being kept in isolation had not contracted the Ebola virus. In a statement the hospital said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the patient’s tests for the virus had come back negative.

“The patient is in stable condition, is improving, and remains in the care of our physicians and nurses,” the statement reads.

On Monday, the patient arrived at Mount Sinai Hosptial exhibiting symptoms linked to Ebola including high fever and stomach aches, though the New York Department of Health did not believe he had contracted the virus. The patient had reportedly traveled to West Africa recently, but officials said he was not at risk.

As of Wednesday, according to the CDC, there have been 1070 laboratory confirmed cases of the Ebola virus, which has been found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, and Guinea. A reported 932 people have already died in the midst of the worst outbreak in history.

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