Deceased NYC woman tests negative for Ebola

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) — A New York City woman who died suddenly shortly after returning from West Africa did not have Ebola, city health officials said Wednesday.

The woman’s remains were tested for the illness ravaging Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea out of an abundance of caution because the deceased recently traveled to West Africa.

Health officials said the likelihood was low that she would have had the illness because she was not showing Ebola-like symptoms before she died.

She was one of about 350 people in New York City being actively monitored for the illness because of their recent travel history.

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