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Tests for Ebola in Johannesburg come back negative

Jack Bloom, the DA Gauteng’s health spokesperson, has reported that the suspected Ebola case at the Rahima Moosa Hospital has come back negative.

A patient from Guinea is currently in isolation at the Rahima Moosa Hospital, west of Johannesburg. He is suspected to have Ebola.

Read earlier report below:

                                        First suspected Ebola case in Johannesburg?

“If it is a confirmed Ebola case then the patient will be transferred to the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital which has been designated to treat Ebola with all due safeguards,” Jack Bloom, DA Gauteng health spokesperson told The Citizen.

The department of health said they will update the nation within the next hour.

GCIS Media Liaison @GCIS_Media: ”Media Advisory: Update on the Ebola Virus. Dr Motsoaledi will brief the media: 14 August 2014, 17h00, Edevale Hospital Moordefontein Road”

The death toll has topped 1000, since the outbreak began in West Africa in December 2013.

eNCA        ✔ @eNCAnews: ”@HealthZA says it will update the nation tonight in regards to “a suspected #Ebola case in Johannesburg”

Bloom has called it a “serious situation”.

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