SEATTLE — King County health officials say initial test results on a man who recently returned from the West African nation of Mali have come back negative for Ebola.
Public Health-Seattle &King County says the man was tested at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after developing a slight fever Friday. The state Health Department said Sunday the tests were negative.
Officials had been monitoring the man, a King County resident, for possible Ebola symptoms. He also had a sore throat but none of the other typical symptoms of the disease.
The man remains at Harborview in satisfactory condition, and doctors are running additional tests for respiratory viruses and other infections that could be causing his symptoms. If they think it’s needed, doctors say they’ll run a second test to conclusively rule out Ebola on Monday.
Officials say the man will continue to be monitored through the 21-day period during which Ebola symptoms could develop.