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No case of Ebola in Sri Lanka

No case of Ebola in Sri Lanka
No case of Ebola in Sri Lanka

Ebola Virus 

The Ministry of Health says that there is no case of Ebola virus
disease reported in the country and there is no need to panic about it. The
Director of the Epidemiological Unit of the Ministry of Health Dr. Paba
Palihawadana said,they do not suspect that the death of an
individual in Rikillagaskada Base Hospital caused by the Ebola virus. 
However,
the Government Information Department says that the blood samples of the
suspected Ebola virus victim has been sent to the Medical Research Institute in
Borella, as a precautionary action. The authorities suspect this death could
have been caused due to Rat Fever. 

According to the hospital sources, the
deceased had several symptoms of the disease including a high fever, vomiting,
diarrhea and redness in the eyes.
There have been no reported cases of Ebola in
India so far but a Nigerian woman on route to India has died in the UAE after
exhibiting symptoms of the disease. Symptoms of the virus take between two
days to three weeks to become apparent. The virus spreads through contact with
infected individuals body fluid.

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