Dallas-area deputy does not have Ebola

The patient, seen in the blue mask, with symptoms similar to Ebola is transferred to the hospital. (PHOTO: NBCDFW/NBC 5 News)
The patient, seen in the blue mask, with symptoms similar to Ebola is transferred to the hospital. (PHOTO: NBCDFW/NBC 5 News)

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The Dallas County Deputy who showed up to an urgent care facility yesterday complaining of symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the virus, the Department of State Health Services announced Thursday.

The Metroplex was already on high alert with a confirmed case of Ebola when the deputy, who visited the Ebola patient’s apartment, reported feeling ill.

A specially-equipped ambulance picked the deputy up from the urgent care facility and too him to Presbyterian Hospital where Eric Thomas Duncan was being treated for Ebola.

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