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Suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus in Ghana negative

Suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus in Ghana negative

Fresh reports have it that the suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus, that Ghanaian authorities were thought to be treating has come back negative.
The virus that has so far killed more than 460 people since it broke out in Guinea in February is the world’s deadliest outbreak to date and there is no vaccine or cure for Ebola and is spreading to Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The ministry said that it had put in place “precautionary measures” and that people should stay calm.
The health ministry added that the case was recorded at the Nyaho Clinic in the capital, Accra.
The patient and staff at the clinic have been quarantined and provided with protective clothing, it said.
The clinic was awaiting the results of blood tests to see whether the patient really had Ebola, the statement said.
Tony Goodman, the health ministry’s public relations officer, said they would like to assure the general public that everything was under control.
Ebola spreads through contact with an infected person’s bodily fluids and kills up to 90% of those infected.

BBC/AF

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