Dallas Deputy Does Not Have Ebola, Tests Confirm

PHOTO: A police car drives past the entrance to the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasPlayLM Otero/AP Photo
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The deputy sheriff in Dallas who visited Thomas Eric Duncan's apartment does not have Ebola, tests confirmed today.

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Deputy Sheriff Michael West Monnig sought medical attention Wednesday because he did not feel well more than a week after going into the apartment where Duncan had been staying with relatives when he was showing symptoms. Monnig was part of a team that delivered an order quarantining the other residents of the apartment.

It was determined today that he was not suffering from the symptoms commonly associated with Ebola.

"We have completed testing of the specimen submitted today by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. The result is negative for #Ebola," the health department said.

Hospital administrators said they were “relieved” at the results and said that they are still working to determine the best course of treatment without releasing him.