By NewsDesk    @infectiousdiseasenews

The Japan Ministry of Health reported (computer translated) that a woman suspected of contracting Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), has tested negative for the virus.

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In Saitama Prefecture, the woman in her 70s who had a history of staying in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and had symptoms of fever after returning home on July 31 was admitted  to a Tokyo hospital and quarantined and monitored for temperature.

She had been in DRC fro six months; however, it is not reported in what capacity.

She had no history of contact with Ebola patients, but arrived home with a fever of up to 39.2 C.

PCR testing for Ebola by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases was negative, as was testing for malaria. She was influenza rapid test Type A positive.

The patient continues to be hospitalized and monitored as a precaution.

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