Patient showing possible Ebola symptoms at Ohio hospital tests negative for virus

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POSTED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 8:04am

A 46-year-old Columbus, Ohio resident who was recently tested for Ebola has tested negative for the virus.

Columbus Public Health received confirmation of the negative test results Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta which conducted the test through the Ohio Department of Health.

The woman had recently traveled to a West African nation affected by an Ebola outbreak and showed symptoms of illness upon her return to the U.S.

She is still recovering in isolation at a local hospital where she is doing well.

Doctors said the woman is still isolated, but only as a precaution.

Health officials did not release the specific hospital where the woman was tested, because they do not want to cause panic.

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