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Dr. Thomas Valcezak, Chief Medical Officer for Yale-New Haven Hospital, answers questions during a press conference at the Yale School of Medicine (Arnold Gold for the New Haven Register)

(Updated 4:48 p.m.) A graduate student at the Yale School of Public Health has tested negative for Ebola after being hospitalized with symptoms of the deadly virus Wednesday night at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The student, who returned from Liberia on Saturday, was being treated in isolation Thursday.

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Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen (Christine Stuart photo)

The student has not been identified and officials have declined to provide any identifying information, including whether the student is a man or a woman. According to a source, the student does not have children.

A specimen was sent to a lab in Boston and preliminary results were released about 4:45 p.m.

Officials said the patient’s condition improved upon being admitted to the hospital.

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