New Zealand worker tests negative for Ebola

” Coleman said the person left Sierra Leone on April 15 and returned home on April 18.”
Wellington, April 24 (IANS): A second New Zealand healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone has tested negative for the Ebola virus, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman said on Friday.

The worker, who has just been cleared of having the virus, was tested for the disease after developing minor symptoms and was kept in a special isolation facility at the Wellington Hospital, The New Zealand Herald reported.

Blood samples were sent to a high-security laboratory in Melbourne.

Coleman said the worker was part of a seven-member team that was the government’s contribution to an Australia-run centre in Sierra Leone in West Africa.

Coleman said the person left Sierra Leone on April 15 and returned home on April 18.

In March, another healthcare worker was cleared of Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone.