Ebola test comes back negative for UNMH patient

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that a patient tested at UNM Hospital for Ebola does not have the virus. The New Mexico Department of Health got the results Thursday.

The patient did not have all the symptoms doctors would expect someone with the virus to have. On Wednesday, KRQE News 13 was told she did not have the high fever often associated with the virus.

The 30-year-old Bernalillo County woman returned from teaching in Sierra Leone recently and checked herself into the hospital with flu-like symptoms.

Earlier this week her blood work was sent to the CDC in Atlanta for testing.

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