Rwanda’s Suspected Ebola Patient Tests Negative

A German national who was Isolated in Rwanda after showing Ebola like symptoms has tested Negative.

Ebola spreads through contact with an infected person's bodily fluids
Ebola spreads through contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids

The National who presented Ebola-like symptoms had recently visited Liberia, one of four West African countries where the virus has been spreading.

He was put into isolation at the Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe after he arrived in the country at the end of last week.

Rwandan Health Minister Dr. Agnes Binagwaho says that the German National only tested Positive to Malaria and is receiving treatment.

The patient is the first to be tested in Rwanda since the outbreak emerged in West Africa earlier this year.

“We would like to inform you that the suspected case of Ebola tested negative,” the Ministry of Health said in a statement. “There’s no Ebola in Rwanda.” The government statement read.

The minister says that the man complained of fever, diarrhea and general weakness.

“He had a fever and malaria but for “100 percent security” Rwanda had quarantined him, until test results were back,” Binagwaho said.

He further revealed that Rwanda has increased infection-control procedures after the patient was admitted.

Countries world over are on alert after the Ebola Virus continued to spread further in West African countries. The outbreak, centered on Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria is the worst recorded and has killed over 1,000 people.

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