Report that Ebola case detected in Malaysia is false

PHOTO: Report that Ebola case detected in Malaysia is false

KUALA LUMPUR - A report being circulated in social websites, including Facebook, that an Ebola case has been detected in the country is false.

Confirming this late Tuesday, Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah censured those spreading such rumours as irresponsible, saying there had been no quarantine cases related to the disease.

"The risk of Ebola into Malaysia is very low. Don't spread news that is false," he said through Twitter.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever, often fatal to humans and monkeys.

It has caused more than 1,000 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in West Africa since March.