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Man discharged after false alarm of Ebola infected

A man who suspected himself to be affected by Ebola virus after returning from Nigeria was discharged from the hospital on Monday.

The case was dismissed as a ‘false alarm’ by the health officials in Maharashtra.

According to the doctors at the civic-run Sir DM Petit Hospital in Vasai, the patient was suffering from diarrhoea for the past 3-4 days, which is why he might have felt that he was infected by the Ebola virus.

Meanwhile, the government on Sunday said India was on a high alert for the Ebola virus.

The Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the national capital has been identified for treatment and management of any case of Ebola.

India has nearly 45,000 nationals living in the four Ebola-affected west African nations.

On Friday, August 8, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa as an “international health emergency”.

Ebola virus disease is a severe and often deadly illness in humans, caused by the Ebola virus. The disease has high mortality rate, killing upto 90 per cent of people who are infected.

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