A Yale graduate student who recently traveled to Liberia to conduct research on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has tested negative for Ebola, according to a report posted on The Hartford Courant. website
The article is based on information from a source in state government.
The student was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital late last night after experiencing Ebola-like symptoms. The student has been kept in an isolation unit.
More than 4,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa in recent months, where the outbreak is centered. The most impacted countries are Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The student was one of two Yale grad students in Liberia to conduct research.
Earlier today, the state of Connecticut enacted the quarantine and isolation protocols in New Haven that were authorized under an order signed last week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
“I want everyone to know — from the nurses in our emergency rooms to our first responders and our law enforcement personnel — we will provide whatever resources we have at our disposal so that you can do your critically important jobs safely and effectively,” Malloy said.