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Patient does not have Ebola

UPDATE 3:30 P.M.

Tests have come back negative for a Montreal hospital patient suspected of having the often deadly Ebola virus.

The man had recently returned from Guinea, one of the West African countries hit by an Ebola outbreak.

Dr. Karl Weiss, the director of infectious diseases at Montreal's Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital, says the man was suffering from symptoms consistent with the virus when he was admitted on Friday.

Blood samples were sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and it was determined he did not to have the virus.

More than 1,400 people have died so far in the largest Ebola outbreak on record.


A patient has been placed in isolation at a Montreal hospital after showing symptoms consistent with the often deadly Ebola virus.

The director of infectious diseases at Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital says the man recently returned from Guinea, one of the West African countries hit by an outbreak of the virus.

Dr. Karl Weiss says test samples have been sent to the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

Weiss says the hospital has followed a strict protocol and other patients aren't at risk.

Earlier this month a patient at a hospital in Brampton, Ont. was also placed in isolation over fear the person had contracted the virus, but ended up testing negative.

More than 1,400 people have died so far in the largest Ebola outbreak on record.

The Canadian Press

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