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Loudoun County inmate does not have Ebola

LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. (WUSA9) -- An inmate in Loudoun County who had presented with a low-grade fever has been discharged from the hospital after being monitored for possible Ebola.

The inmate had been traveling from affected areas in Africa in the past 21 days and had a low grade fever officials said.

The inmates symptoms did not meet the criteria for Ebola testing, but she was held overnight for monitoring "out of an abundance of caution" because she was returning to a high population detention facility, officials said.

The inmate was monitored "As a precautionary measure, because the inmate had traveled from a high-risk area known for Ebola outbreaks, the inmate was isolated and monitored at the ADC," officials said.

Inova issued this statement about the incident on Thursday evening:

"A patient with a recent low grade fever and recent travel history to West Africa did present to Inova Loudoun Hospital today.

All of Inova's infection prevention precautions and protocols were put in place prior to the patient being placed directly in isolation. The patient received a preliminary evaluation by Inova Loudoun Hospital physicians in coordination with local and state health departments. The patient didn't meet the threshold for Ebola."