Ebola-infected man admitted to hospital in Turley

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 15

Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

A man possibly infected with Ebola virus was admitted to hospital in Turkey's southern province of Osmaniye, Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported on Aug. 15.

The suspect, who is the citizen of Turkey, had previously visited Nigeria.

On August 12, a tourist, who arrived in Turkey from Nigeria, was taken to hospital from Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on suspicion of being infected with Ebola.

However, the tourist tested negative for the virus.

Ebola has already killed 1,069 people in the West Africa. The latest reports indicate that the number of people infected with this deadly virus has increased to 1,975.

The Ebola outbreak began in February 2014, and has since killed citizens of four countries in the West Africa - Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a deadly disease that can be transmitted through unprotected direct contact with the blood or secretions of an infected person, as well as through the contact with objects that the infected person touched.

There is no a special treatment or a medicine for Ebola.

Edited by S.I.

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