8 People Tested for Ebola in L.A. County; Patient Admitted to Inglewood Hospital From LAX

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A man was brought to Centinela Hospital in Inglewood Tuesday night with Ebola-like symptoms. He later tested negative for the virus. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

A man who was admitted to Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood with Ebola-like symptoms has tested negative for the deadly virus, hospital officials confirmed Wednesday.

The unidentified man, who officials said was admitted to the hospital Tuesday night, is the latest such case in the U.S. amid heightened screening and other measures put in place to prevent the virus from spreading.

Since the Ebola outbreak began in West Africa in December, there have been seven other instances in Los Angeles County in which patients were initially deemed to potentially have Ebola. Patients are quarantined until tests are completed.

In the unlikely event that someone does test positive for the virus, local health officials on Tuesday assured the public that they’re ready.

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