Ebola in India: Suspected patient under treatment in Mumbai hospital

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Mumbai, Aug 25: It has been suspected ebola might have reached India. A man, who hailed from Nigeria, has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai.

The 32-year-old man just arrived from Nigeria, an Ebola-hit country. He was rushed to Jogeshwari's civic-run trauma centre when Mumbai airport authorities found the man complaining of fever and red eyes. These two are a few of the symptoms of viral haemorrhagic fever.

Without wasting their time, airport authorities informed BMC. Sources informed that doctors at Sion hospital have been monitoring the patient.

The man did not exhibit any symptoms of the deadly disease, initial reports say

Initial reports showed that the man did not exhibit any symptoms of the deadly disease. However, the doctor sent his blood sample to the National Institute of Virology in Pune as a precautionary measure.

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has been declared as an "international health emergency" by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Earlier Indians were advised to avoid non-essential travel to the four West African countries such as Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, which form the epicentre of the disease.

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