According to the New York health officials, an Ebola test of a person who expired of an apparent heart attack Wednesday returned negative for the virus.
The expired, who was not recognized, had as of late gone to the United States from West Africa, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in an announcement. The individual had been in one of the countries hardest hit by the epidemic only 18 days prior, the announcement said.
The department said, “Before death, we haven’t observed any symptoms of Ebola. Then again, because of travel history in the 21-day incubation period and a profusion of vigilance, an Ebola test will be performed on the person’s body.”
Levi Fishman, department representative told Reuters on Wednesday that the test returned negative.
Moreover, Fishman refused to give any information about the individual, including gender, region and the time of death.
“The individual was a woman and that she was announced dead at a Brooklyn hair salon at around 2:30 p.m. EST Tuesday,” the New York Times reported.
Last Tuesday, Dr. Craig Spencer, who worked with Ebola patients in Guinea, was released from a New York City hospital after recuperating from Ebola after his 23rd Oct. diagnosis.
Ebola can be transmitted just through the bodily fluids of a sick person with symptoms, medical specialists said.
On Friday, The World Health Organization stated that the Ebola outburst, which is the deadliest on record, has brought about 5,177 deaths out of 14,413 cases, generally in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.