Ebola suspect in Australia tests negative

Canberra, 12th September -2014,(IANS): A man who sparked an Ebola scare in Australia has tested negative for the deadly disease, health officials said Friday.

The 25-year-old man had recently arrived back in Australia from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa and Thursday started complaining of Ebola-like symptoms, Xinhua reported.

Ebola suspect in Australia tests negative

The officials said it was highly unlikely that the Ebola virus disease would make it to Australia, but anyone who had traveled to the west African regions affected by the outbreak and who were concerned about their health should visit a doctor.

More than 2,200 people have died in an Ebola outbreak from more than 4,200 infections in the African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

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  1. Prevention is better than cure!