No Ebola for Denver Health patient

After a patient was transported to Denver Health July 29 with a potential Ebola diagnosis, lab testing released from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment that night revealed the patient came back negative for Ebola. The hospital has not diagnosed the patient yet, but he is in fair condition and was removed from isolation, The Denver Post reports. 

Before the test results came back, Connie Price, MD, an infectious diseases physician and CMO of Denver Health said, "From an initial review of the situation and the symptoms presented by the patient, it is unlikely that this will be confirmed as an Ebola case. We are, however, following our standard procedures and taking every necessary precaution."

Denver Health is open and operating normally. The hospital is one of 10 regional facilities designated by the CDC to treat Ebola patients.

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