State: Ebola test negative for North Texas deputy

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Posted: Oct 09, 2014 6:36 PM

DALLAS (AP) — State health officials say the Dallas County sheriff's deputy who exhibited symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the disease.

Michael Monnig was released from a Texas hospital Thursday, one day after he went to a health clinic complaining of illness. Monnig was among a group of deputies who days earlier went inside the Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient from Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan, was staying.

Monnig did not have contact with Duncan but did see some of Duncan's family members who are now in isolation. Duncan died Wednesday.

State officials said a specimen from Monnig provided by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital tested negative for Ebola.

Hospital officials said Thursday that Monnig's condition was good with no signs of fever or other symptoms related to the disease.