UC Davis Patient Tests Negative For Ebola

A patient feared to have Ebola has tested negative for the deadly virus, California health officials confirmed Friday.

The patient was transferred to UC Davis Medical Center on Thursday after showing symptoms consistent with the virus. A test conducted by the Sacramento County Public Health Laboratory came back negative Thursday night.

The hospital reports the patient is in good condition.

There is no threat to the general public, officials said.

Test results also came back negative Friday afternoon for a second suspected Ebola patient at the UC Davis Medical Center. That patient, too, came from Sacramento. Public health administrators haven't said whether the cases, or the patients, are related.

The possible Ebola cases came to light on Thursday, the same day the World Health Organization reported Ebola cases in three of the worst-hit West African countries are at the lowest level in seven months.

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