Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 28
An African student of a university in Russia's Penza region was admitted to a hospital with suspicion of particularly dangerous infection, presumably, Ebola, the press secretary of the regional health ministry, Tatiana Manukhina told Interfax agency Oct. 28.
She said that currently the ministry's experts are examining the possibility of preventing the dangerous infection entering the city.
The student was admitted to the Center of Specialized Care in Penza, he is under constant observation.
There have been no reports regarding the patient's possible contacts prior to being admitted to the hospital.
According to the latest Ebola Response Situation Report from WHO, a total of 10,141 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in five affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria and Senegal).
A total of 4922 deaths have been reported, according to the report.
On 22 October 2014 , WHO convened the third Emergency Committee on Ebola under the International Health Regulations (2005).
Translated by EA
Edited by SI