Sacramento patient tests negative for the Ebola virus

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Updated: 8/21 11:40 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The California Department of Public Health announced on Thursday that the Center for Disease Control has reported the test results on a quarantined patient are negative for Ebola.

According to a press release, there are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola in California. There have been no patients admitted to California hospitals who are considered to be at high risk of Ebola, according to CDC criteria.

"We are pleased with the negative outcome of the Ebola test and wish the patient a speedy recovery," said Dr. Ron Chapman, CDPH Director and state health officer. "The case in Sacramento County demonstrates that the system is working. This patient was quickly identified, appropriate infection control procedures were implemented, and public health authorities were notified."

If a person has traveled to an affected country and develops a fever within three weeks of their return, they should contact their health care provider and let the provider know of their travel history.

For more information about Ebola, please visit CDPH's website.
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