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One Ebola suspect found in Indian capital

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-08-27 15:50

One Ebola suspect found in Indian capital

Ebola outbreak 
NEW DELHI -- India has found one Ebola virus carrying suspect and quarantined five others Tuesday night, said health officials Wednesday.

Over 100 Indians arrived in the country on different flights from Liberia Tuesday night. Seventy were screened in Mumbai and 17 in Delhi.

Health ministry officials said of the 17 passengers who arrived at the Delhi airport, one person has been found to have fever and sore throat which is associated with Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) besides other diseases.

The passenger suspected for EVD has been quarantined at the Airport Health Organization (APHO), a specialized health center run by the health ministry to screen international passengers for deadly diseases.

At least six others, including two women and a child, were taken to APHO for detailed health screening and officials later said they did not have any symptoms of the disease.

In addition, five passengers from the affected countries -- Sierra Leone, Republic of Guinea and Nigeria -- with symptoms of fever have been quarantined at the isolation facility at Delhi airport.

The Ebola epidemic has killed over 600 in Liberia since breaking out one month ago.

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