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So. Sudan: Patient with Ebola-like symptoms quarantined in Wau- not Ebola

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    Patient with Ebola-like symptoms quarantined in Wau
    South Sudan PRESS REVIEW
    WAU - 11 Jan 2020

    A patient with Ebola-like symptoms has been quarantined at the Mapel hospital in Wau State as health officials await laboratory test results.

    The director-general of the state ministry of health, James Ambrose, told said on Friday that samples of the patient had been taken for analysis.

    “The patient is a soldier undergoing military training in Mapel. The said patient is bleeding from his ears, so he had been quarantined and doctors are taking care of him,” Ambrose explained.

    The health official further said two others had fallen ill with body aches, fever and vomiting, which can also be symptoms of Ebola. He pointed out that further examination found both of them did not have the disease.

    The health official assured that all necessary precautionary measures had been taken in Mapel area. “We want to assure the public that the cases are stable. We are still waiting for the result and it will be made public,” he said.

    “Only one patient has Ebola-like symptoms but the other two patients are responding to treatment,” he added.

    The health minister noted that the symptoms that have been exhibited by the patients could be indicative of any other medical condition...

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    South Sudan has no confirmed case of Ebola Virus disease
    from Government of the Republic of South Sudan
    Published on 15 Jan 2020

    Following the alert from Mapel, Wau State, the Ministry of Health investigated the alert case of unknown illnesses and would like to inform the general public that the sample tested negative for Ebola Virus Disease and other forms of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers by both GeneXpert and PCR...