CDC test confirms Yale-New Haven patient does not have Ebola

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–The CDC has confirmed that the patient at Yale-New Haven Hospital has tested negative for Ebola, according to a spokesman with the New Haven mayor’s office.

The hospital also confirmed the test results Friday.

Preliminary tests came back negative for the virus on Thursday. The patient, who was one of two researchers conducting database reserach in west African countries, including Liberia, which is battling a major Ebola outbreak. In that country, the disease has claimed the lives of more than 4,500 people, according to the Center for Disease Control.

Multiple sources told News 8 on Thursday the test came back negative, though they are not certain how the result, which was supposed to take 24 hours, came back so quickly.

The patient remains in isolation.

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