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Soldier deployed to West Africa found dead at Fort Hood; tests negative for Ebola

Hazmat teams and several ambulances responded Tuesday after a soldier’s body was found in front of a home at Fort Hood in Texas.

The soldier, who was not identified, had just returned from deployment in West Africa, KWTX.com reported.

According to medical officials, the soldier was tested for Ebola and initial results came back as negative. 

The soldier had returned from Liberia with a larger group earlier this month and was in the 21-day controlled monitoring at Fort Hood, a senior defense official said. He was given permission for an emergency leave due to a family issue and was told to self-monitor twice a day, the official said.