A 40-year-old Saudi man, who returned from a Sierra Leone business trip presenting symptoms consistent with a viral hemorrhagic fever, has died today, according to a Saudi Ministry of Health news release today (computer translated).

Blood samples have been sent out to test for a variety of viral diseases, to date only dengue has been ruled out.

The Ministry of Health, through a team of public health and reporting on the situation since the track’s itinerary and his case since he came to the kingdom to be limited to all parties who were in direct contact with the situation since the appearance of the symptoms of the infection to be placed under medical observation, according to the release.

As of 4 August 2014, the cumulative number of cases attributed to Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)  in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone stands at 1 711, including 932 deaths. For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

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