Officials: Woman at Pentagon doesn’t have Ebola

LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Virginia public health authorities say the woman who became ill in the Pentagon parking lot, setting off an Ebola scare, does not have the virus.

Officials at Arlington and Fairfax counties’ public health departments say they are confident she does not have Ebola, based on her travel history and questioning by medical officials. They say she was put in isolation at Inova Fairfax Hospital, and that medical personnel took all needed precautions.

Pentagon police shut down a building entrance and a portion of the south parking lot Friday when the woman boarded a shuttle bus, then got off and vomited. Officials say she told them she had recently been in West Africa. Officials temporarily sequestered people on the bus and personnel who went to her aid.

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