Ebola tests come back negative for Ft. Hood soldier

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Mystery surrounds Ft. Hood soldier's death
Preliminary tests for a Ft. Hood soldier found dead Tuesday morning have come back negative for Ebola

KILLEEN, TX (KTRK) -- A Ft. Hood soldier found dead Tuesday morning does not have Ebola. Two sets of tests confirmed that.

According to police, there were no visible signs of trauma and his death does remain a mystery.

The soldier, who is 24 years old, had recently returned from Liberia on emergency leave for a death in the family, and was self-monitoring under established guidelines. He had reportedly not been exhibiting signs of Ebola.

A HazMat team responded to the scene and the man's body was transported to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center to be tested for Ebola.

Officials at the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center issued the following statement following the test results:

"CRDAMC officials have notified national, state and local officials that there is no evidence of a public health threat or EVD exposure to community or law enforcement officials involved in the current investigation of the death of a Fort Hood Soldier."

Killeen police are still investigating the death.