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Local woman tests 'negative' for Ebola, but still kept in isolation

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By Stephanie Baumer By Stephanie Baumer
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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Authorities said the test results for a local nurse being monitored for Ebola were negative.

A test was conducted Thursday. Officials at Mercy Hospital said the patient is isolated in a separate facility with specially trained staff providing care under specifications provided by the Centers for Disease Control. She will checked for a fever for 21 days. Two other labs are working to confirm the 'negative' test result.

A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Health Department says the woman went to Africa as a nurse consultant, but did not provide direct care to Ebola patients.  The woman has been back in America for about a week and had a fever Thursday morning.  She was tested before entering America. The patient went to the hospital as a precaution. 

 

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