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Patient at Northampton General tests negative for ebola

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A patient admitted to Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust last night with suspected ebola has tested negative for the virus.

Public Health England has confirmed that the patient admitted on Wednesday evening has “tested negative following precautionary testing for ebola”, the trust said in a brief statement.

The news broke late last night that a suspected case of the virus had been detected in the UK.

Earlier this week doctors confirmed that Pauline Cafferkey, a UK nurse who contracted ebola after working in Sierra Leone, was no longer in a critical condition.

A statement released by the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, which was treating her, said she was showing signs of improvement, but remained in isolation while receiving specialist care.

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