N.C. DHHS News Release: Additional Testing Confirms a Negative Result for Ebola for Patient at Duke

A subsequent test of a new specimen provided by the patient at Duke University Hospital in Durham has resulted in a confirmed negative laboratory diagnosis for Ebola. This test, conducted 72 hours after an initial test was negative for the virus, confirms the patient is currently Ebola free.

The testing was conducted at the State Laboratory of Public Health, located in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS), one of 15 state labs approved by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test blood specimens for Ebola.

Read the full press release from November 5:  Additional Testing Confirms a Negative Result for Ebola for Patient at Duke University Hospital.

 


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