Monday, 11 August 2014

First ever suspected Ebola case detected in Rwanda

KIGALI, August.10 (TOA) - A young woman who has several symptoms that might indicate that she is suffering from Ebola was transferred to the King Faisal Hospital of Rwanda, an official source revealed Sunday in Kigali.

"The suspected case is a European medical student. It is the first Ebola-suspected case in Rwanda since the outbreak of the Ebola virus in Africa", the Rwanda's ministry of Health said in a statement made available to the Times of Africa (TOA) in Kigali.

The Ebola case detection comes a few days after authorities in Kigali have launched an epidemiological investigation of all passengers suspected of infection with Ebola virus, to be verified, in medical terms, all persons with whom he came in contact after the return home at Kigali international airports and other major entry points of the tiny East African nation.

Under the procedures in such cases, the patient was isolated and transferred to special safety conditions at the County main referral King Faisal located in the suburb of Kigali, it said. Read More....


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