Czech Republic registers first suspected Ebola patient

October 10, 2014 9:57 am 

PRAGUE, Oct. 10 — Czech Republic registers its first case of suspected Ebola case, who is a Czech man who returned from Liberia 22 days ago, said Czech chief sanitary officer Vladimir Valenta on Thursday.

The man, 56, has fever but no other Ebola symptoms, and was in isolation at Prague's Na Bulovce hospital, said Valenta.

"As the only symptom has been fever so far, we hope that it might be another disease, for instance, malaria," he said, adding that all people whom the patient has met since his return are being checked.

Hospital sources said the hospital has tested the man with results expected on Friday.

In September, Czech sanitary officers ruled out a male university student from Tanzania of Ebola infection.

Since March the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 3,400 people and infected more than 7,400 others, according to the latest report of the World Health Organization.

Its symptoms include fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding, and may appear as long as 21 days after exposure to the virus. (PNA/Xinhua)

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