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REGIONAL: Guyana monitoring sick woman for Ebola

Published:Saturday | October 25, 2014 | 1:49 PM

Health authorities in Guyana have revealed that a woman who recently travelled to West Africa is being monitored on a daily basis for symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

However, the Guyana Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) says so far the unnamed woman has not had a fever or any other symptoms of the disease.

The GPHC says she has not had contact with anyone with any kind of sickness in the last 21 days.

In a statement released yesterday, the GPHC said the woman recently returned from a leisure trip to a West African country that is Ebola free.

It’s reported that the woman went to see her private physician for an evaluation and treatment of leg pains and was immediately referred to GPHC.

The GPHC says the Ebola response team was immediately summoned and convened and the patient immediately placed in isolation for investigation.

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