Official: Alabama patient doesn't have Ebola, tests negative

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Alabama Man Tests Negative for Ebola

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama state health officials say a patient whose symptoms caused concerns about Ebola has tested negative for the virus.

The Alabama Department of Public Health said in a statement Wednesday that the patient is improving. The patient's name hasn't been released.

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An ambulance sits outside the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital emergency room where a patient with possible Ebola symptoms was admitted, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Officials say a quarantine is in place at a Birmingham home over concerns about the possible case of the Ebola virus. Jefferson County Medical Director Edward Khan says the patient recently traveled to a country with active Ebola cases, but he didn't identify the country or name the patient. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
A stretcher is cleaned outside of the emergency room at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A patient exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms was admitted there Tuesday evening and several others are being quarantined or monitored after coming into contact with that patient. (Tamika Moore/AL.com via AP) 
An ambulance sits outside the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital emergency room where a patient with possible Ebola symptoms was admitted, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Officials say a quarantine is in place at a Birmingham home over concerns about the possible case of the Ebola virus. Jefferson County Medical Director Edward Khan says the patient recently traveled to a country with active Ebola cases, but he didn't identify the country or name the patient. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
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Edward Khan of the Jefferson County Health Department says the patient was hospitalized Tuesday after developing symptoms and notifying authorities.

Khan says the patient recently traveled to a country with Ebola cases. He didn't identify the country or specify the symptoms.

On Tuesday night, a quarantine was placed on a Birmingham home for two of the patient's relatives. That has been lifted.

Take a look at the breakdown of Ebola cases so far (data curated by healthgrove.com):

Last year, an epidemic of the deadly virus broke out in West Africa. Federal officials say there've been four confirmed cases diagnosed in the U.S.

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