Health Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola

A lab worker who handled samples from the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. tested negative for the disease Sunday, after self-quarantining for seven days on a cruise ship, according to

The Carnival Cruise Line ship carrying the health worker, identified as a woman, never showed any signs of illness, and the ship docked in Galveston, Texas on Sunday morning, The Associated Press reported.

The cruise line said the woman was “not deemed to be a risk to any guests or crew” and that they were in close contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported.Cruise passengers were alerted that there was a passenger who was self-monitoring and quarantining for Ebola on a loudspeaker system on the ship, which was then not allowed to dock in Cozumel, according to AP.