10/12/2014 10:09 EDT | Updated 12/12/2014 05:59 EST

Ebola test negative for patient in Abitibi

A patient in isolation in an unnamed hospital in Quebec's Abitibi-Témiscamingue region does not have Ebola.

Quebec's health ministry released the test results this morning.

The patient has been in quarantine since late last week, after coming down with a fever.  

According to the regional health and social services agency, the patient was recently in contact with people from West Africa who may have been exposed to Ebola.​

Authorities are making public no information about the patient's identity.