PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –  Officials say a patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has tested negative for Ebola.

Susan Phillips, SVP for Public Affairs, released a statement that reads:

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“Preparations for the possibility of caring for a patient with the Ebola virus have been underway for several months at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). A patient who recently returned from West Africa was evaluated in a special isolation room at HUP overnight. Test results show the patient is not infected with the Ebola virus. All hospital operations continue as usual.”

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HUP is one of the area’s designated Ebola treatment centers.

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