A patient isolated at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland does not have the Ebola virus, according to Community Health Advisory released Friday.
“Following further tests, monitoring and consultations with infectious disease experts, our medical team has determined that the patient in our care has malaria and does not have Ebola. We appreciate the excellent work of our clinical team including physicians, nurses and staff, in handling the care of this patient. We also appreciate the partnership of county, state and federal agencies on this case.”
In addition, a suspected Ebola case at the Washington, DC hospital at Howard University does not have the disease, according to the DC Department of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
After issuing an alert to hospitals and medical providers in July, the CDC has looked into approximately 100 Ebola scares in 33 states, as of Oct. 1, the agency said.
Among those, the CDC has tested the blood of 15 possible Ebola patients and found only one patient who tested positive, according to Dr. Beth Bell, director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. That patient is Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man diagnosed in Dallas. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page