NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A source in the Connecticut state government tells CBS 2 the preliminary test results for a Yale-New Haven Hospital patient with Ebola-like symptoms have come back negative.
The patient was placed in isolation in stable condition, hospital officials said Thursday after being admitted late Wednesday night for evaluation.
“Due to an overabundance of caution, before we fully rule it out, we will wait for the CDC official confirmation of the test result,” Chief Medical Officer Dr. Thomas Balcezak said in a statement.
Dr. Balcezak said the patient will remain in isolation and will continue to be monitored to ensure safety.
The patient, a Yale researcher, had recently returned from Liberia, one of three West African countries hit hardest by the disease. The patient had traveled to the country to study the virus and returned to Connecticut last week.
Hospital officials said the patient had been self-monitoring for Ebola symptoms when a fever developed and contacted their doctor. After seeing the patient, the doctor then notified the hospital, officials said.