2 Children Test Negative for Ebola in Ohio

Officials are waiting to see if two patients test positive for Ebola.

— -- Two young children who were admitted to an Ohio hospital today after they developed fevers following a trip to West Africa have tested negative for Ebola, health officials said.

Before the test results came back, the two were kept in isolation and received supportive care, Jose Rodriguez, director of public affairs and communications for the Columbus Public Health Department, said today.

The girls returned from Sierra Leone 17 days ago, Rodriguez said. Since returning, their temperatures have been monitored twice daily.

Sierra Leone is one of the four countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.