Ebola fears at Games

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Glasgow - An athlete at the Commonwealth Games has revealed he was hospitalised and put into isolation for four days while he was tested for the deadly Ebola virus.

The dailymail.co.uk website reports that cyclist Moses Sesay from Sierra Leone in West Africa, where hundreds are reported to have died from the virus, was admitted to hospital in Glasgow after feeling unwell and developing fever-like symptoms.

However, he was later given the all-clear and on Thursday competed in the road race time trial.

On Thursday, the 32-year-old said he and other athletes were scared of returning home because of Ebola and would try to remain in Britain until their special three-month visas for the Games expired.

The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital on Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease.
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