PHILADELPHIA (FOX 29) - Officials say conclusive testing has confirmed that the patient under evaluation at the Hospital University of Pennsylvania is not infected with the Ebola virus.
All hospital operations continue as usual and there was no impact on other patients or visitors during this standard evaluation process.
Officials said in a statement earlier Wednesday, the testing was being done "in an abundance of caution" because the patient met screening criteria for Ebola.
The hospital has received extensive training for the possibility of caring for such a patient since the appearance of the virus in the U.S. in 2014.
There is a currently an outbreak of Ebola in the African country of Congo.
On Monday, an international group of public health experts called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring the outbreak an international public health emergency.