Carolinas patient tests negative for Ebola

A man being treated at the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C., for Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the deadly viral infection, according to The Charlotte Observer.

The patient — who has not been publicly identified — recently returned to the U.S. after traveling to Liberia. Upon his return, he was contacted by county health nurses daily to see if he had developed a fever or any other symptoms.

When a fever was detected, the man was immediately isolated and transferred to CMC to be cared for by healthcare workers in protective gear, a precaution that was taken despite a relatively low likelihood of Ebola, according to health officials.

Now that the patient's test results came back negative, he will be moved into a regular hospital room to continue treatment.



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