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Australian man suspected with Ebola virus

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-09-11 08:56

SYDNEY - A 25-year-old man has been rushed to an Australian hospital on Thursday after displaying symptoms of the Ebola virus, health officials said. 

The man, who fell seriously ill after returning from the Democratic Republic of Congo, was taken to Gold Coast University Hospital in Queensland about 7:40 am by paramedics wearing full protective gear. 

Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service acting Chief Executive Damian Green confirmed in a statement that the man was put into isolation at the hospital. 

"Gold Coast Health can confirm a patient has been transferred to Gold Coast University Hospital after being identified by paramedics as having symptoms of Ebola virus," he said in a statement. 

More than 2,200 people have died in an Ebola outbreak from more than 4,200 infections in the African nations of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria.

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