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Patient in St. Catharines hospital tests negative for Ebola

This scanning electron micrograph (SEM) depicts a number of Ebola virions. GETTY IMAGES/Media For Medical.

An individual, who was admitted with flu-like symptoms to a St. Catharines hospital after travelling from West Africa where there’s an Ebola outbreak, “has tested negative for the Ebola virus and remains stable.”

The Niagara Health System issued the update on Thursday and said it would be the last update provided to the public about this patient.

No further details were available about the person who was being monitored by hospital staff in recent days.

Chief of staff Dr. Tom Stewart had said earlier that “this situation is very low-risk.”

“That said we are taking every precaution and isolating the patient per the best practice protocols, with advice from infectious disease experts and public health.”

The Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria has killed more than 1,500 people, according to the World Health Organization.