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Dallas County sheriff’s deputy tests negative for Ebola

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State health officials say the Dallas County sheriff’s deputy, who exhibited symptoms of Ebola, has tested negative for the disease.

Michael Monnig was released from a Texas hospital on Thursday, one day after he went to a health clinic complaining of illness. Mr. Monnig was among a group of deputies who days earlier went inside the Dallas apartment where an Ebola patient from Liberia, Thomas Eric Duncan, was staying.

Mr. Monnig did not have contact with Duncan but did see some of Duncan’s family members who are now in isolation. Duncan died on Wednesday.

State officials said a specimen from Mr. Monnig provided by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital tested negative for Ebola.

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