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Jerusalem hospital testing Nigerian tourist for Ebola

ByJPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
September 5, 2014 19:06

Shaare Zedek Medical Center treating Nigerian health worker in isolation after admission to hospital with high fever.

Ebola

Some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus. (photo credit:REUTERS)

A Nigerian health worker visiting Israel has been hospitalized in Jerusalem in fear that she might be infected with the Ebola virus.

The woman was admitted to Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center with a high fever and other symptoms that possibly indicate that she contracted the deadly strain.



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The hospital was conducting tests to determine if the quarantined tourist was carrying the first-seen case of Ebola in Israel.

The hospital was treating the woman in isolation in light of her arrival from Nigeria, which is among several African countries where the virus has killed 1,900 people out of 3,500 cases since March, in the worst outbreak since Ebola was first uncovered in 1976.

A spokeswoman for Shaarei Zedek Medical Center said the Nigerian patient had arrived in Israel several days ago. The hospital admitted her on Friday with a fever and put her in isolation.

"It is possible that she is suffering from another viral complaint, but we are taking every precaution while we determine whether this could be Ebola," the spokeswoman said, adding that test results were expected by Saturday.

 


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