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TIMBERLAKE, N.C.– Officers are keeping an eye on a home in Timberlake after a visitor from Liberia, now in isolation at Duke University Hospital, first felt feverish, according to WTVD.

The patient has already tested negative for Ebola, but health officials are waiting for the results of a second test on Wednesday before they give the all clear.

Three of his relatives who were with him inside the home where he first started feeling feverish are now being monitored and checked daily for any signs of symptoms.

In an update Monday from the North Carolina Health and Human Services Department, officials revised the travel timeline for the visitor.

The patient reportedly landed in Newark, New Jersey from Liberia on Saturday. They said he then traveled through the night by bus to Durham. His family picked him up Sunday morning and brought him to their home in Timberlake, Person County.

It was there where he began to feel feverish and self-reported to the Centers for Disease Control.

State health officials said they are confident that since the patient did not start showing symptoms until he was home.

His relatives must now stay in their house, now guarded by deputies.

Source: WTVD