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Quarantined U.S. citizen tested for Ebola

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 08:21 p.m. HST, Jul 07, 2014

ACCRA, Ghana » Health officials in Ghana say a U.S. citizen is being tested for Ebola and remains in quarantine after he fell ill while in West Africa.

Tony Goodman, a spokesman for Ghana's Department of Health, said Monday that lab tests were being conducted while the patient remained at a private health clinic. If confirmed, it would be the first known cases of Ebola in Ghana since the outbreak became publicized earlier this year.

The World Health Organization says more than 460 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Ebola causes severe internal bleeding and sometimes causes its victims to bleed from the nose and ears as well. There is no specific treatment for the disease, which is among the deadliest in the world.

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South76 wrote:
The article states there is no specific treatment for the disease...makes you wonder, how aggressive is the government in finding a treatment for this disease. It is just a matter of time before this disease(or the virus) becomes the biological choice used by those who want to harm the American people.
on July 8,2014 | 03:08AM
lokela wrote:
Contagion. If anyone has anything to do with Africa no let them back in. No laughing matter. The safety of our citizens must be in order. Nothing against Africa but Ebola is now out of control folks. Wow just like one movie.
on July 8,2014 | 06:30AM
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