NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Tests on a 5-year-old boy who showed possible symptoms of Ebola, came back negative Thursday evening.
“Today, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducted a test for the Ebola virus on a minor patient who had been transferred to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center last night,” according to a statement by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “This patient developed a fever this morning while under observation at the hospital, and had been in one of the three Ebola epidemic countries in West Africa within the past 21 days. The result of the test is negative. Out of an abundance of caution, further negative Ebola tests are required on subsequent days to ensure that the patient is cleared. The patient will also be tested for common respiratory viruses. The patient will remain in isolation until all test results have returned.”