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No signs of Ebola in quarantined woman

THE LATEST laboratory test on a 48-year-old woman, who had visited an African country hit by the Ebola outbreak, showed no signs of being infected with the deadly virus, Permanent Secretary at the Public Health Ministry, Dr Narong Sahamethapat, said Friday.

However, the woman, who had herself alerted the ministry that she had rashes after visiting Liberia, will have to remain in hospital for further monitoring, Narong said.

The woman, whose name was not revealed, arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Wednesday. Liberia is among western African countries including Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leon that are hardest hit by Ebola. At least 1,350 people have died after the outbreak since March.

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