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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – A test to detect whether a Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy has the deadly Ebola virus has come back negative, according to state health officials.
The results were provided by Texas Department of Health, which released the following statement:
“The Texas Department of State Health Services has completed testing of the specimen submitted today by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The result is negative for Ebola.”
Michael Monnig walked into a CareNow facility in Frisco Wednesday afternoon, complaining of nausea and stomach issues, described as possible Ebola symptoms.
Monnig was rushed by ambulance to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and remained there overnight for observation.
Around noon Thursday morning, the hospital released a statement saying Monnig had no fever, vomiting or diarrhea and was showing no signs of an early Ebola diagnosis.
Monnig has a child who attends Lewisville High School, and after the negative diagnosis the Lewisville ISD sent a message to parents relaying the news.
The district states that “school nurses will continue to remain vigilant in monitoring symptoms related to the Ebola virus and ensuring correct protocols and procedures are followed.”
Monnig is still being held at Texas Presbyterian Hospital. A hospital spokesperson says doctors there will continue to determine his best course of treatment and a date for his release.
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