Ebola outbreak: Manchester patient tests negative

North Manchester General Hospital Image copyright Geograph: David Dixon
Image caption A patient was kept in isolation while testing for the Ebola virus took place at North Manchester General Hospital

A patient at a Manchester hospital has tested negative for the Ebola virus, Public Health England has said.

The patient, who has a history of travel to West Africa, had their blood tested as a precaution at North Manchester General Hospital.

A Public Health England spokeswoman said: "Ebola was considered unlikely but testing was being done as a precaution, and was negative."

No further details about the patient have been released.

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