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A 25-year-old man from Theni, who arrived in Chennai by flight from Guinea, has been transferred to the isolation ward of the hospital.
In a suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus, health officials on Saturday night detained and placed under observation a 25-year-old man who arrived from the Republic of Guinea at the Chennai Airport. He has been kept in the isolation ward of the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, where his health is being closely monitored by a team of doctors and staff who have taken the precautionary measures recommended.
The Union Health Ministry has opened a 24-hour "Emergency Operation Centre" from August 9, 2014. The helpline numbers are: 011-23061469, 23063205, 23061302.
More details are awaited.
The virus spreads through blood, sweat, semen, vomit, urine and saliva. The symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhoea, stomach ache, joint pain and bleeding.
To confirm the disease, the blood samples will be sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune.
originally posted by: Orphanim
a reply to: maddy21
Oh dear, if it gets loose in India, given their level of sanitation, it's all over.