Bellevue Hospital releases 5-year-old who tested negative for Ebola

Posted at 2:01 PM, Oct 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-30 14:06:36-04

NEW YORK CITY (PIX11) — The 5-year-old boy who tested negative for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital has been released, officials announced Monday afternoon.

The Health Department announced the boy tested negative for the virus Oct. 27, but kept him in isolation as a precaution. Lab results confirmed the patient had a respiratory illness, which has since been treated.

He no longer requires treatment at the hospital, but will be actively monitored along with his mother and sibling. The family recently returned to New York from Guinea in the last 21 days.

There is currently only one Ebola patient in New York City. Dr. Craig Spencer, who treated Ebola patients in Guinea, remains in serious but stable condition, officials said.