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In a follow-up report on the death of a Nigerian individual who reportedly demonstrated symptoms resembling a hemorrhagic fever like Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), World Health Organization (WHO) officials say the deceased was negative for the lethal virus.

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Channel News Asia reports WHO spokesman, Gregory Hartl confirmed this by email. “(The) dead person tested negative for Ebola. So this person is not going to be the source of an Ebola event,” Hartl wrote.

In addition to ruling out EVD, Hartl notes that the individual was also negative for Lassa virus, another cause of hemorrhagic fever that is relatively common in Nigeria.

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  1. […] In a follow-up report on the death of a Nigerian individual who reportedly demonstrated symptoms resembling a hemorrhagic fever like Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), World Health Organization (WHO) officials say the deceased was negative for the lethal virus. Channel News Asia reports WHO spokesman, Gregory Hartl confirmed this by email. “(The) dead person tested negative for Ebola. […] Outbreak News Today » Africa […]

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