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EBOLA OUTBREAK

Thai woman free of Ebola and discharged today

A 48-year-old Thai woman, who has been under observation for infection with the Ebola virus since last week, has been given the all clear and is going home today, Public Health Ministry's disease control department said on Monday.

The woman who was monitored at Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute is being allowed to go home after the second blood test by the laboratory of Chulalongkorn University, came up negative for the disease.

The woman arrived in Bangkok last Wednesday from Liberia, one of African countries hard hit by Ebola. She went to see a doctor at a private hospital because she was afraid that she might have contracted the virus.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), outbreaks have been found in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria's Lagos. In the latest report of an outbreak in Congo, one of the two cases that tested positive was for the Sudanese strain of the disease, while the other was a mix between the Sudanese and the Zaire strains - the latter being the most lethal variety.


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