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Mount Sinai Patient Tested for Ebola Speaks About Scare

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The mystery patient behind New York City's Ebola scare has broken his silence.

Eric Silverman spoke to the Daily News about his 72-hour ordeal at Mount Sinai Hospital.

The 27 year old graduate student tells the News he had returned from doing humanitarian work in July. Two weeks later he started showing some of the warning signs of Ebola.

When he went to the hospital, Silverman told the News they quarantined him immediately.

He recalled waking up surrounded by people in "space suits" and having his underwear incinerated as a precaution.

Silverman also told the paper the reality that he might have had the disease never truly sank in until he started testing negative for other diseases such as Malaria.

Then came the good news, on Wednesday afternoon the Center for Disease Control released Silverman's test results showing the graduate student did not have the deadly virus.

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