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NY hospital patient tests negative for Ebola

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials in New York City say a man who recently visited West Africa and had a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms does not have the Ebola virus.

Mount Sinai Medical Center where a male patient with a high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms is undergoing testing for the Ebola virus following a recent trip to West Africa, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Mount Sinai Hospital said Wednesday that the man tested negative for the deadly disease that has erupted in West Africa.

The man was ill when he arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital early Monday.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says three Americans in the United States have been tested for Ebola since the outbreak was first reported. Those results were negative.

Officials at U.S. airports are watching travelers from Africa for flu-like symptoms that could be linked to Ebola.

The Ebola virus causes a severe fever. It has sickened more than 1,600 people and killed nearly 900 since the outbreak erupted.

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