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Ebola Scare In Nigeria False Alarm, Says WHO

Posted: Oct 11, 2015 at 12:06 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A man who died in southern Nigeria in a suspected case of Ebola did not have the deadly virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

The country was declared free of the virus a year ago.

Ten people were quarantined after coming into contact with the man, who was said to have shown Ebola-like symptoms.

A WHO spokesman later confirmed the man had tested negative for Ebola and Lassa fever.

He died shortly after being admitted to hospital in Calabar, officials said.

On Wednesday, the three countries worst affected by Ebola – Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia – recorded their first week with no new cases since the outbreak began in March 2014.

More than 11,000 people died in the West African Ebola outbreak, the worst known occurrence of the disease in history.

.Source: BBC