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Greece testing potential Ebola case: ministry

ATHENS (AFP) – Greece said on Friday it was running tests on a man suspected of carrying the Ebola virus.

The Greek man, an architect who had recently travelled to Nigeria, was undergoing tests at an Athens hospital, a health ministry spokesman said.

“It is likely that the man checked himself in,” he said, declining to give further details on the patient or the case.

The ministry had earlier identified the patient as Nigerian.

Another feared Ebola case involving another Greek who had travelled to Nigeria was investigated earlier this week and turned out to be malaria, he added.

Ebola has claimed at least 932 lives and infected more than 1,700 people since breaking out in west Africa earlier this year, according to the World Health Organisation.

Greece has warned airport and port staff to be vigilant, but the state health organisation Keelpno has insisted that chances of an outbreak in the country are low.


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