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4 cruise ship passengers test negative for new virus

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — Four passengers who were taken to a hospital after their cruise ship arrived in New Jersey for evaluation tested negative for a new virus that has sickened more than 20,000 and killed nearly 500, mostly in China. Gov. Phil Murphy said in a statement that personnel with the Centers for Disease Control allowed the four passengers to be discharged from the hospital Saturday. Three of the four people stayed in a cabin together and were diagnosed with the flue. The other person stayed in a separate cabin and did not have any symptoms. Murphy said New Jersey has no confirmed cases of the new virus. 

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