INGLEWOOD ( — Authorities say a patient who was placed in isolation at a Southern California hospital this week has been approved for discharge after undergoing testing for the Ebola virus.

“The patient who were informed had traveled recently from Liberia underwent numerous tests which all came back negative,” said Linda Bradley, CEO of Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood.

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The hospital Saturday said in a written statement that the patient had undergone all tests consistent with guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The hospital further stated that the patient required no further evaluation.

It remains unclear whether the patient had in fact left the hospital.

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The unidentified patient was admitted earlier this week after exhibiting flu-like symptoms following a trip to Liberia. The patient had flown into Los Angeles International Airport, and was transported via ambulance to the medical center.

No further information was available.


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