First Suspected Case of Ebola Hits South Africa?



As the #Ebola virus continues its scourge of West African countries, South Africa has, according to The Citizen, joined the list of countries to record a suspected case of the virus. Is it positive or negative? Has the virus spread to South Africa?

Extract from The Citizen:

There is a suspected case of Ebola at the Rahima Moosa Hospital, west of #Johannesburg, DA Gauteng health spokesperson Jack Bloom claimed on Thursday.

Bloom claimed he had received information regarding a possible case at the hospital.

“The patient is from Guinea and is presently being kept in isolation. If it is a confirmed Ebola case then the patient will be transferred to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital which has been designated to treat Ebola with all due safeguards,” he said.

The national health department could not immediately confirm this to be true and health spokesperson Joe Maila said he would comment at a later stage.

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