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Sacramento Patient Tests Negative for Ebola: Health Officials

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    Health officials said Thursday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento has tested negative for the virus. Kris Sanchez reports on the latest.

    Health officials said Thursday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento has tested negative for the virus.

    There are currently no confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in California.

    "We are pleased with the negative outcome of the Ebola test and wish the patient a speedy recovery," Dr. Ron Chapman, California Department of Public Health Director and state health officer, said in a statement. "The case in Sacramento County demonstrates that the system is working. This patient was quickly identified, appropriate infection control procedures were implemented, and public health authorities were notified."

    State and federal officials earlier in the week said they will not divulge which West African country the patient traveled to or from in order to protect the individual's privacy.

    Sacramento Kaiser Treating Patient Possibly Exposed to Ebola Virus

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    Health officials said Wednesday a patient who was being tested for Ebola in Sacramento is at low risk for the virus. Jodi Hernandez reports.

    Officials also said they will not be releasing the patient's identity, gender or whether the patient is an adult or minor.

    On Tuesday, health officials announced that the patient who was admitted to a South Sacramento hospital may have been exposed to the Ebola virus. The Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center worked with the Sacramento County Division of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test blood samples from the patient.

    For more information about Ebola, please visit the CDPH home page's "Other Hot Topics" and the CDC's page on information and updates.