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Child discharged from Chicago hospital after tests for Ebola come back negative

Test results for the Ebola virus came back negative for a child who recently traveled from West Africa to Chicago.

The child was admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center early Friday after displaying Ebola-like symptoms at O’Hare International Airport, according to a statement from the hospital. He was released the following day.

Federal authorities found the child had a fever but no other symptoms of Ebola during screening at O’Hare, the statement said.

In addition to a medical evaluation, Ebola testing by Illinois Department of Public Health was performed as a precaution, the results of which were negative.

“Please be reminded that there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Chicago,” the hospital statement said. “There is no threat to the public, our staff and our patients. “

The University of Chicago is one of the Ebola treatment facilities identified by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Clinics and operating rooms remain on their normal schedules, according to the statement.