DFA: Pinoy seafarer has no Ebola


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DFA: Pinoy seafarer has no Ebola

A Filipino seafarer feared to have contacted Ebola in Togo, West Africa tested negative for the deadly virus. The Department of Foreign Affairs said the Philippine embassy in Nigeria reported that the Filipino was diagnosed with the flu. Philippine embassy officials in Nigeria were coordinating closely with Togo officials on the status of the Filipino seafarer who, at first, “exhibited Ebola-like symptoms.” Health authorities are on the lookout for people with Ebola-like symptoms and those who came from countries with Ebola cases. The United Nations has taken a central role in the fight against the deadly outbreak, which has killed 1,427 people as of August 22.

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