After series of medical tests were conducted on a man from Guinea who was quarantined in Brazil out of fear that he was infected with Ebola, the result as announced by the Health officials on Saturday, October 11, 2014 declared him free of the deadly virus.
According to a government statement, “The health ministry says that diagnostic testing on the patient suspected of being infected with the Ebola virus is negative.”
“He’s in good condition, and does not have a fever,” said the statement adding, however, that he remains in isolation.
Vanguard reports disclosed that the 47-year-old man had arrived from Africa last month. He checked into a clinic in the town of Cascavel complaining of fever on Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
Furthermore, on Friday, October 10, 2014, he was taken in an air force plane from the southern state of Parana to the National Infectious Disease Institute (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro.
Health officials became suspicious that he might have contracted the Ebola Virus when he developed a fever within the incubation period for Ebola after arriving from one of the African countries currently plagued by the epidemic.
It has been initially stated that symptoms of Ebola are similar to other diseases including malaria often found in Brazil and Africa at large.
Among the countries worst hit by the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus disease are Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The recent outbreak is seen as the worst so far since the virus came into existence as it has killed about 4,000 people so far.
Symptoms of the disease include fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and in some cases internal and external bleeding and it can be contracted through bodily fluids of infected persons.