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Cautious NYC Tested Dead Body for Ebola

Woman who died of apparent heart attack found not to have the virus
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2014 7:04 AM CST
Cautious NYC Tested Dead Body for Ebola
This undated file image made available by the CDC shows the Ebola virus.   (AP Photo/Centers for Disease Control, File)

(Newser) – A cautious New York City tested the body of a woman who died at a hair salon in Brooklyn yesterday for Ebola, though the unidentified woman hadn't exhibited any symptoms of the virus and died of an apparent heart attack. WABC-TV reports those results came back negative. The woman, said to be in her early 40s, was on the city's watch list of people who may have been exposed to the virus, having come to NYC from Guinea 18 days ago, per the Daily Mail. Police cordoned the area off from the public last night, and at least five responders went through a decontamination process, notes the New York Times. (Read more Ebola stories.)

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