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Man in Joburg tests negative for Ebola

By admin
18 August 2014

A 37-year-old man suspected of having Ebola has tested negative for the deadly haemorrhagic disease.

The health department confirmed that the man had tested negative, reporter Nomsa Maseko tweeted.

The 37-year-old man, who has not been identified, was working as health and safety officer in a mining operation in Liberia, which has been hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak, Sapa reported.

Heath spokesperson Joe Maila said the man arrived in the country on 6 August.

"He was scanned as normal routine in accordance with screening protocols for incoming travellers at the OR Tambo International Airport," he said in a statement.

"He was healthy on arrival and the scanner revealed no problem nor raised temperature."

- News24