First Possible Case of Ebola Virus in Brazil

Posted on October 9, 2014 • Filed under: Africa, Brazil, Latin America, Travel Health

RIO DE JANEIRO, October 10 (RIA Novosti) – The first suspected case of Ebola has been reported in Brazil where a man from Guinea, one of the affected West African countries, was hospitalized overnight with symptoms consistent with the lethal Ebola virus disease, the Brazilian Health Ministry said.

The 47-year-old was taken to an isolated ward at a hospital in the western Brazilian city of Cascavel, in Parana state, after developing Ebola-like symptoms 21 days after leaving West Africa, the O Globo newspaper cited health authorities as saying. Read Article

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