Ebola : Senegal, Romania, Uganda



A Malian national living in northern Senegal has been quarantined in a hospital due to suspected Ebola symptoms, Senegalese News Agency reported Saturday. The 27-year-old patient had just returned to the northern city of Ourossogui from a trip to Mali, where he was in contact with nationals of Guinea, said the head doctor of the local medical team, adding samples have been sent to Dakar for analysis and the results could be available within 48 hours. A doctor accompanied by officers of health services has already been dispatched to the city to disinfect the home of the patient and the bike that was used to transport him. In March, Senegal had closed its border with Guinea, the country most affected by the epidemic, but reopened it in early May. The Senegalese Minister of Health, Awa Marie Coll Seck, said Friday that there was no confirmed case in they country but emphasized prevention measures against Ebola virus.


According to local television reports on Sunday, the first case of suspected Ebola patient was found in Ploiesti, about 70 km north from Bucharest. The 51-year-old man showed Ebola symptoms and was sent to local hospital. The man, who recently returned from Nigeria where he had worked for a long time, will be immediately transferred to the National Institute “Matei Bals” in Bucharest.


In another such case reported from Uganda, a man suspected of suffering from the deadly disease was put in isolation. The suspect was travelling from South Sudan and was stopped Wednesday after screening by health ministry officials at Entebbe airport, 35 km from the national capital Kampala, the Daily Monitor reported. In both the cases test reports were awaited.




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