University Of Pennsylvania Hospital Testing Patient For Ebola

"Conclusive testing has confirmed that the patient under evaluation at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania is not infected with Ebola virus", Greg Richter, a senior communications officer for the medical centre, said in a written statement.

An unidentified patient was being tested on Wednesday at a Philadelphia hospital for possibly having been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus, a hospital official said.

The hospital did not give more information about the patient or the circumstances for their treatment, but said testing is required when symptoms "suggest a serious disease, particularly involving patients who have traveled overseas".

Officials say the testing is being done "in an abundance of caution" because the patient met screening criteria for Ebola.

Penn says they are following proper protocols and precautions to keep staffers and patients safe.

Ebola outbreak was declared just over six months ago in the eastern part of Congo.

There is a now an outbreak of Ebola in the African country of Congo. All alerts outside the outbreak affected areas have been investigated or laboratory tested to rule out Ebola. "This can occur when a person touches the infected body fluids (or objects that are contaminated with them), and the virus gets in through broken skin or mucous membranes in the eyes, nose, or mouth. People can get the virus through sexual contact as well".

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