Healthcare worker tested for Ebola in New Zealand

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Wellington, April 23: A health worker in New Zealand is undergoing test for Ebola in capital city of Wellington, said the health minister Jonathan Coleman.

The health worker is being monitored after returning from West Africa on April 15, New Zealand Herald reported.

NZ health worker tested for Ebola

"The health worker had developed minor symptoms that required the Ebola virus to be ruled out," health minister was quoted as saying.

The worker, whose identity has not been revealed, was airlifted to Wellington Hospital yesterday and was being kept in one of the facility's isolation units.

Blood samples from the patient have been sent to a high-security laboratory in Melbourne and test results were expected within 24 to 48 hours.

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The patient had been working in Sierra Leone as part of New Zealand's contribution to the international response to the Ebola outbreak. Last month, another healthcare worker tested negative for Ebola at Christchurch Hospital.

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