An ailing sailor taken from a vessel docked in New Orleans that stopped in West Africa has been diagnosed with malaria.
The Centers for Disease Control said the ship had stopped in a region where a few cases of the Ebola virus have been reported.
The crew member was taken to West Jefferson Medical Center for treatment.
Nola.com is reporting that one of the ship's crew members fell ill and disembarked in the Bahamas two days ago.
The CDC says he was diagnosed with malaria and later died. An Ebola test reportedly came back negative.