- Associated Press - Thursday, August 21, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Health officials say test results show a New Mexico woman is not infected with the deadly Ebola virus.

The New Mexico Department of Health and University of New Mexico Hospital received the results from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday.

The unidentified woman returned earlier this month to New Mexico after teaching in Sierra Leone, one of several countries in West Africa with known cases of the virus.

The woman was admitted to the hospital in stable condition with a sore throat, headache, muscle aches and a fever. The flu-like symptoms can be initial signs of Ebola so the hospital and health department worked with the Centers for Disease Control to test for the virus.

Health officials say the woman didn’t have any known exposure to Ebola, but the tests were done out of an “abundance of caution.”



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