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NY Anxiously Awaits Outcome of Ebola Test in Woman's Death

By    |   Wednesday, 19 November 2014 06:24 AM

Public health officials in New York City expect to know Wednesday whether a woman who died of an apparent heart attack in a Brooklyn hair salon carried the Ebola virus, The New York Times reported.

The woman was one of about 300 people in New York City on the Ebola watch list that the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates daily for the municipal authorities. The crew of a Fire Department ambulance summoned Tuesday to the African Queen Hair Braiding salon pronounced her dead.

The unidentified woman had returned to the U.S. 18 days earlier from Guinea.

The city's health department said in a statement that the woman "showed no symptoms of Ebola. However, due to travel history within the 21-day incubation period and an abundance of caution, an Ebola test will be performed on this individual's remains," ABC News Channel 7 reported.

A man who claimed to be an eyewitness from the building next door said that someone from the salon rushed in to report that a person had dropped dead in the store.

The man ran into the salon, where he said he saw the woman sprawled on the floor. She was bleeding from the "face, nose, mouth, everything," he told the Daily Mail.

Officials contradicted the man, asserting that the scene was clean of bodily fluids, the Mail reported.

As darkness fell, police had cordoned off the street near the salon in the Brownsville neighborhood.

The area was floodlit and responders dressed in hazmat suits could be seen removing a casket-like container with the woman's remains. Responders who came into contact with the woman have been decontaminated, according to Channel 7.

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Public health officials in New York City expect to know Wednesday whether a woman who died of an apparent heart attack in a Brooklyn hair salon carried the Ebola virus, The New York Times reported.
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