UPDATE: Appalachian Regional Healthcare patient has ‘no evidence of Ebola’

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BOONE, N.C. — An Appalachian Regional Healthcare patient has no evidence of having Ebola, health officials said.

“After reviewing the case in great detail, the clinical care team and public health officials have determined that the patient’s illness and epidemiologic information are NOT consistent with Ebola infection,” officials said. “The patient is currently being evaluated for other unrelated conditions.”

Based on the patient’s treatment needs, the patient is being transferred to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is in stable condition.

Appalachian Regional had said Thursday night they were treating a patient who “recently traveled to a foreign country.”

According to ARHS, the patient arrived on Thursday with a fever.

WTVD reported the patient traveled to Africa.


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