October 16, 2014
Test results received today from the Massachusetts State Public Health laboratory were negative for Ebola. This is good news for the patient at Yale New Haven Hospital. Confirmation tests from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are expected as early as tomorrow.
All present protocols, including the isolation order issued by DPH Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen today, will remain in place pending the results of laboratory testing at the CDC.
Governor Malloy today announced that he is convening a Unified Command Team (UCT) to serve as point in the state’s ongoing emergency management efforts around Ebola preparedness. The UCT will be chaired by Dr. Mullen.