A Boston patient who was being monitored for Ebola-like symptoms does not appear to have the deadly virus, but is actually suffering from malaria, hospital officials said Wednesday.
The patient tested positive for malaria and negative in an initial test for Ebola.
The patient, who was not identified, was brought into Massachusetts General Hospital on Tuesday afternoon while suffering from a fever, according to a hospital spokesman.
The patient, who had been working in Liberia in a non-medical capacity, will undergo further tests to completely rule out the deadly virus, which has claimed roughly 6,000 lives in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea since March of this year.
Hospital officials did not say when the patient would be arriving.
Times staff writer Javier Panzar contributed to this report.