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France reports suspected Ebola case

IANS  |  Paris 

A French woman has been hospitalised with Ebola-like symptoms, which she was suspected of contracting while in Liberia.

The patient was being confined in an isolation ward at Bichat Hospital in Paris, Xinhua cited news channel BFMTV as saying Friday.

A building at Cergy-Pontoise in Paris northern suburbs was sealed off Thursday evening after two men of African origin had developed Ebola symptoms, including fever, muscle pain, vomiting and bleeding.

However, the two men tested negative.

On Sep 19, a French nurse working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) returned home after being infected with Ebola virus during a mission in Liberia.

The nurse, the first Ebola case reported in France, left hospital last weekend.

She was hospitalised in Begin Military Hospital near Paris where she received "experimental treatment."

Since March the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 3,865 people and infected more than 7,400 others, according to the latest report of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

First Published: Fri, October 10 2014. 17:56 IST