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Another hospital patient in Quebec tests negative for Ebola

Last week, a patient at a Montreal hospital also tested negative for the virus

PAUL CHIASSON/THE CANADIAN PRESS

A girl who was put in isolation at a hospital in Gatineau, Que., as a precautionary measure has tested negative for Ebola.

Karelle Kennedy, a spokeswoman for Outaouais region public health, says the girl, who had come down with a fever following a recent trip to West Africa, is in stable condition and under observation.

Fever is a common symptom of the often deadly virus which has killed more than 1,500 people in the largest Ebola outbreak on record.

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Transmission of Ebola from person to person is made through direct contact with blood and body fluids of a sick person.

Last week, a patient at a Montreal hospital tested negative for the virus, and earlier this month testing confirmed a patient in Brampton, Ont., did not have Ebola.

The Public Health Agency of Canada has advised against all non-essential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and for travellers to Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo to take special precautions.

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