Ebola Ruled Out for 2 Patients in Isolation at D.C.-Area Hospitals; 1 has Malaria

A person wearing a haz-mat suit steps out of an ambulance as an ebola patient arrives for treatment, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlanta. The fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus arrived Tuesday morning for treatment at Emory University Hospital, where two others have been successfully treated. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Ebola-CDC brief

Jennifer Donelan, WJLA/ABC NEWS

 

WASHINGTON (ABC News) – Two people who were hospitalized in isolation units at D.C. area hospitals on Friday have been declared to not have Ebola, officials confirmed Saturday. One of the cases turned out to be malaria.

One of the patients was being treated at D.C.’s Howard University Hospital, while the other was was admitted at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Montgomery County, Md.

The Howard patient, who had just returned to the U.S. after visiting Nigeria, was listed in stable condition with “symptoms that could be associated with Ebola,” a hospital statement said.

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