A woman in New York City who died while being monitored for possible exposure to Ebola has tested negative for the virus, officials with the city's health department said today.
The woman died Tuesday. The cause of death was not immediately released. She had recently arrived from Guinea, one of three countries that have been designated for special attention to travelers because of outbreaks of the lethal virus. Liberia and Sierra Leone are the other two countries.
The Ebola test was performed on the woman's remains due to her travel history and an abundance of caution, a New York City official briefed on the woman's death told ABC News.She had not exhibited any symptoms of the virus before her death and since she was being monitored, she was being checked daily, officials said.
There are about 350 people being monitored for Ebola by New York City authorities.