State: Ebola test negative for North Texas deputy

Associated Press

Dallas — State health officials say the Dallas County sheriff’s deputy who exhibited symptoms of Ebola has tested negative for the disease.

Michael Monnig had gone to a health clinic Wednesday complaining of illness, days after he was among a group of deputies who went inside the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying.

Monnig did not have contact with Duncan, but did see some of Duncan’s family members who are now in isolation. Duncan died Wednesday of the disease.

The Texas Department of State Health Services released a statement Thursday that a specimen from Monnig provided by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital tested negative.

Hospital officials said Thursday that Monnig’s condition was good with no signs of fever or other symptoms related to the disease.