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South African Quarantined in Nigeria Tests Negative

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September 15, 2014

A South African woman who was quarantined overnight in Nigeria as a suspected Ebola case has tested negative for the disease and will be allowed to return home.

A U.S. disease expert assisting Nigerian health authorities said on Friday that the traveller, who had flown in to Lagos via Morocco on Thursday, was held overnight in an Ebola treatment centre for tests after she acknowledged suffering Ebola-like symptoms after working in Guinea and Sierra Leone since April.

Dr. Aileen Marty, professor of infectious diseases at Florida International University College of Medicine, told Reuters that the South African patient was treated for amoebic dysentery, which produced the symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting she had displayed on her arrival at Lagos airport.

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