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Senegal Reports First Ebola Case

September 13, 2014

DAKAR—The first case of the Ebola virus detected in Senegal, a 21-year-old student who arrived from neighboring Guinea last month, has recovered from the deadly disease, a senior official said on Wednesday.

“We did a first blood test on Friday and a second 48 hours later and both of them came back negative,” Papa Amadou Diack, Senegal’s director of health, told Reuters. “This is very good news for the patient and for the country.”

The World Health Organization said on Tuesday there were two other suspected cases of Ebola in Senegal, but no other confirmed ones. The world’s worst-ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever has killed at least 2,296 people, mostly in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.


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