Quarantined Montrealer tests negative for Ebola

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this...

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion is revealed in this undated handout colorized transmission electron micrograph (TEM) obtained by Reuters August 1, 2014. The 2014 Ebola outbreak is the worst since the disease was discovered in the mid-1970s, with 729 deaths in four different countries. (REUTERS/Frederick Murphy/CDC/Handout via Reuters)

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, Last Updated: 6:30 PM ET

MONTREAL -- A person in Montreal who was quarantined after showing symptoms associated with Ebola has tested negative for the deadly virus.

The person, who has not been named, recently arrived in the city from Africa and was taken to hospital to be treated for Ebola-like symptoms, most notably a fever.

An analysis from a lab in Winnipeg confirmed the patient does not have Ebola.

The patient, who was quarantined pending test results, can now go home.

Earlier this week, a patient in Brampton, Ont., tested negative for the virus that's been wreaking havoc in West Africa.

More than 1,000 people in four West African countries have died in the latest Ebola outbreak, which the World Health Organization has deemed an international public health-care crisis.

Health-care workers are hoping a vaccine developed by Canadian government scientists will help bring the crisis to an end.

-- With files from Reuters


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