Sacramento patient tests negative for Ebola

, Posted: Fri, August 22 2014 at 9:31 AM, Updated: Fri, August 22 2014 at 9:42 AM

Sacramento patient tests negative for Ebola

Sacramento, Calif. -- California health officials say a patient hospitalized at Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento has tested negative for the Ebola Virus.

Dr. Ron Chapman with the California Department of Public Health says, "This week, the California Dept. of Public Health assisted the Sacramento Co. Public Health Dept. and Kaiser Permanente in obtaining Ebola virus testing for a patient who had recently traveled to West africa. We're happy to report that we've heard from the Centers for Disease Control that the test result is negative."

The patient's identity has not been released.

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