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Officials: Boone patient shows no signs of Ebola

Officials: Boone patient shows no signs of Ebola

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A patient who was being monitored at Appalachian Regional Healthcare System shows no signs of having Ebola, officials said late Thursday night.

Appalachian Regional said in a statement on its Facebook page that the patient’s symptoms and illness are not consistent with Ebola, the deadly virus that has struck several countries in West Africa, including Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

The patient, who had recently traveled to a foreign country and has a fever, has been moved to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for treatment.

Officials did not identify the patient nor did they say where the person had traveled.

The first U.S. case of the disease, found in a patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, was diagnosed last week.

The victim, Thomas Eric Duncan, died Wednesday.

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