A patient kept in isolation at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York on suspicion of having the Ebola virus has tested negative for the disease, according to a statement from the New York hospital.
“The patient is in stable condition, is improving, and remains in the care of our physicians and nurses,” the hospital said today in a statement. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determined that the patient wasn’t infected with the virus, the hospital said.
The patient, whose name hasn’t been made public, arrived at the emergency room early the morning of Aug. 4 with a fever and gastrointestinal problems after traveling recently to the region of Africa experiencing the worst outbreak of Ebola on record. At the time, the hospital said it was unlikely the patient was infected with the virus and the move to isolation was from an abundance of caution.