Myanmar tests local man travelling from Bangkok for Ebola

national August 20, 2014 16:35

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A man traveled from Thailand to Myanmar has been suspected of catching the deadly Ebola virus, Myanmar's Ministry of Information reported Wednesday.

On the ministry's website that the patient, who used to work in Guinea and Liberia, arrived at the airport in Yangon from Bangkok at around 8 pm Tuesday with a high fever, China's Xinhua news agency reported.

Myanmar's Health Ministry meanwhile said the man has been transferred to Waibagi Hospital, in the suburbs of Yangon for further diagnosis, said the ministry. Laboratory investigation was also carried out for differential diagnosis of Ebola virus disease.

Four friends who are closed contacts with him with no symptoms were also in Waibagi Hospital for under observation and taking laboratory investigation for Ebola.



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