Friday, October 09, 2015

Nigerian `Hemorrhagic’ Death Not Ebola – WHO





As I mentioned yesterday, in Nigeria Quarantines 10 After `Hemorrhagic’ Death, there is a fairly long list of diseases other than Ebola that can produce `hemorrhagic’ symptoms.


While not terribly surprising, it is definitely good news that this morning Reuters is reporting that Ebola has been eliminated as a possible cause in yesterday’s reported death.


Nigerian at centre of Ebola scare did not have the virus - WHO


A person who died in a suspected case of Ebola in Nigeria, triggering a scare and the quarantine of 10 others, did not have the deadly virus, World Health Organization spokesman Gregory Hartl said by email on Friday.

"(The) dead person tested negative for Ebola. So this person is not going to be the source of an Ebola event," Hartl wrote.

A laboratory investigation showed the dead person did not have Ebola or Lassa fever, Hartl said.


No word, yet, on what caused this person’s demise.

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