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Woman on Ebola Monitoring List Dies in New York City

By    |   Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 10:37 PM

New York City is investigating the death of a woman who was on the Ebola monitoring list.

The woman recently traveled to the United States from Guinea, one of the three West African nations from which travelers to the U.S. are being monitored.

ABC News reports that the woman was negative for the Ebola virus when she was last checked. People on the potential Ebola list in the city, which numbers about 350, are checked every day.

"Earlier today, an individual who came to the U.S. from one of the three Ebola-impacted nations in West Africa within last three weeks died of an apparent non-Ebola condition," a city official told ABC News. "This individual at no time showed any symptoms of Ebola. However, due to travel history and an abundance of caution, an Ebola test will be performed on this individual's remains. Test results are expected later tonight or early tomorrow morning."

According to CBS New York, the woman traveled from Guinea 18 days ago Travelers from three countries — Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone — are monitored for 21 days when they enter the U.S.

On Monday, a Sierra Leone doctor who had a home in Maryland died of Ebola.

Martin Salia contracted the virus in West Africa and was then brought to the U.S. for treatment. He died at the Nebraska Medical Center.

The Red Cross said this week the deadly outbreak is spreading in West Africa.

A shortage of healthcare workers is making the situation worse.

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