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CDC Statement on New York City Ebola Patient

10/24/2014

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A hospitalized medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, one of the three West African nations experiencing an Ebola epidemic, and since returned to the United States has tested positive for Ebola according to the New York City Health Department laboratory, which is part of the Laboratory Response Network overseen by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC has confirmed the test results in its Atlanta laboratory.

The patient has been notified of the confirmation test results and remains in isolation.

The healthcare worker had returned through JFK Airport on Oct. 17 and participated in the enhanced screening for all returning travelers from these countries.

Click here to read the full statement.

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