UPDATE, 10:50 a.m. Oct. 9: The story has been updated to include a statement from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
A man exhibiting Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to Bellevue Hospital Wednesday afternoon, according to the New York Post. Sources said the patient was a 31-year-old Harlem man who traveled to Nigeria recently and was suffering from symptoms often associated with the deadly Ebola virus, including fever, vomiting and diarrhea, the newspaper reported.
Ian Michaels, director of media relations for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, refuted the Post report's claims in a statement emailed to IBTimes Thursday morning.
"That Post story about the alleged patient at Bellevue with Ebola symptoms is NOT TRUE," Michaels wrote.
After undergoing a number of tests and observation at the Manhattan hospital, the man was found not to be suffering from Ebola, the sources reportedly told the Post.
The patient was taken via ambulance from the Center for Urban Community Services on East 121st Street to Bellevue Hospital at about 12:42 p.m., the FDNY confirmed to the Post, according to the report.
The Post's report came the same day reports emerged that fake Ebola patients were being sent to hospitals across the city in an attempt to test their readiness for the virus. Health authorities speaking at Bellevue Hospital at an event on Wednesday said that it would be the default facility for treatment of any passengers who arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport with Ebola-like symptoms.
The hospital did not immediately return multiple phone calls requesting comment by IBTimes Wednesday evening.