Malian suspected of contracting the Ebola virus has been quarantined in Ouorrossogui hospital, Dr. Doudou Sene, the Chief medical doctor in the northern Senegalese town of Matam, told reporters on Sunday. According to Sene, the 27-year-old Malian, who recently returned from his home country where he reportedly has been in contact with Guineans, suffered from headaches with high fever (40 degrees), joint pain and diarrhea.
Blood samples have been taken from him and sent to Dakar for further analysis and results should be available within 48 hours, Dr. Sene said.
Several measures have been taken in Ouorrossogui village to prevent the man from spreading the disease.
The Director of Prevention at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare has denied Saturday morning reports that an Ebola-suspected Liberian patient was admitted in Dakar’s Fann Hospital.
According to Senegalese Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Eva Marie Coll Seck, Senegal is not safe from Ebola and its land and air borders are on high alert.
The outbreak has killed more than 900 people in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria since February, making it the largest and deadliest ever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
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