A patient who recently visited Sierra Leone developed Ebola-like symptoms, said Bernard Tolliver, a spokesman for the department. A spokeswoman for
The patient, who did not work in healthcare and had no known exposure to anyone with the virus while in Sierra Leone, was considered at low risk for the disease, Tolliver said.
Still, local officials alerted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. "They reached out last night and we've been monitoring the situation throughout the night up until now," said CDC spokesman Jason McDonald.
The patient was isolated and quarantined by hospital staff during testing. After the completion of a medical evaluation, Tolliver said, "it was determined that this person does not have Ebola, but rather had a different medical condition which was the cause of the symptoms."
Medical officials declined to provide more information about the patient's condition.