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Two patients who had symptoms similar to those Ebola and were rushed to a New York hospital today do not have the virus, it was confirmed this afternoon.
The pair were taken to New York City's Bellevue Hospital after falling ill, but the hospital has confirmed that they do not have the disease.
Bellevue Hospital spokesman Ian Michaels told MailOnline: 'There are no patients at Bellevue with Ebola.
'Two patients there this morning were evaluated and it was quickly determined they did not have the virus.
'Because of the heightened alert, hospitals will be using enhanced scrutiny and an abundance of caution when reviewing questionable cases, and are meticulously following all public health and CDC protocols.'
He do not specify what the diagnosis of the pair was or what condition they were in.
According to the New York Daily News, the pair are believed to have recently return from a trip to Africa where the latest outbreak has killed more than 4,000 people.
It reported EMS crews who dealt with the patients have also been isolated as a precaution.
Bellevue Hospital has been established as NYC's Ebola intake center.
It is kitted out with isolation units prepared to treat up to four patients and has the capacity to facilitate nine other patients if necessary.
If the pair had tested positive for the virus, it would be the first case of the disease in New York.
Last week a Brooklyn teenager was rushed to the hospital after showing symptoms consistent with Ebola.
The 14-year-old boy had a fever and was feeling fluish according to officials.
He was brought to Brookdale Hospital where he remains in isolation, although doctors say he does not have the virus.
Yesterday a Dallas passenger was removed from an American Airlines flight at Nashville airport after vomiting on board.
Passengers reported the person was being sick and possibly having a seizure as Flight 1676 arrived in Nashville at 11:29 p.m. Sunday.
There were 140 passengers and five crew members on board - they were held on the runway until the sick passenger could be removed.
The passenger was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center to be assessed, reports WSMV.
Officials said they are not concerned about this person having Ebola.
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