Athlete tested for Ebola at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Commonwealth Games officials say an athlete competing at the games has been tested for the Ebola virus but the tests were negative.

Games officials said in a statement on Friday that "there is no Ebola in the athletes' village ... we can confirm an athlete was tested for a number of things when he fell ill last week, including Ebola. The tests were negative and the athlete competed in his event on Thursday."

The statement said "we are dismayed by some of the sensational and misleading headlines to date and request that these are not repeated."

Local media said the unnamed athlete was from Sierra Leone.

Over 700 people have died in West Africa from Ebola, with the worst recorded outbreak in history centered in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

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