US soldier who died after serving in Liberia tests negative for Ebola
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
An initial screen was clear yesterday but a more conclusive test, mandated by the, was required. That also proved negative and state and national officials have been appraised.
Thecontinues to investigate the soldier's death. He has not been named publicly. He died at his home near military base. Fort Hood said the soldier had been involved in constructing a hospital to combat Ebola in Africa, and returned to the US on emergency leave earlier this month.
His self-monitoring was routine after deployment to fight Ebola. He was not directly exposed to the disease. One national government official anonymously told reporters Ebola concerns were prompted by a pool of vomit found alongside the deceased.
- Tom Vanden Brook, Ray Locker. "Tests confirm dead soldier had no Ebola" — , January 14, 2015
- Press Release. "UPDATE 2: Second test results negative for EVD for Fort Hood Soldier found deceased at his off-post residence" — , January 13, 2015