A woman who recently returned from West Africa has died of an apparent heart attack in New York City, according the city health officials.

Public domain image/Franklin Baldo via Wikimedia Commons
Public domain image/Franklin Baldo via Wikimedia Commons

According to a New York City Health Department statement Tuesday, an individual who came to the United States 18 days ago from one of the West African countries with ongoing Ebola transmission died suddenly of an apparent heart attack. Before death, this individual showed no symptoms of Ebola. However due to travel history within the 21 day incubation period and an abundance of caution, an Ebola test will be performed on this individual’s remains.

The New York Post says the 40-year-old unnamed woman  keeled over in her salon chair at a Brooklyn hair salon Tuesday afternoon. This prompted responders in Hazmat suits to secure the scene and cordon off  Amy’s Professional African Hair Braiding in Brownsville.

Test results are expected early Wednesday morning.

There are about 350 people on the city’s list of people being monitored for Ebola.

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