Suspected S'pore case gets the all-clear

An electron micrograph image of an Ebola virus virion.
PHOTO: Suspected S'pore case gets the all-clear

SINGAPORE - A Nigerian woman who was sent from Gleneagles Hospital to the Communicable Diseases Centre at Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) yesterday morning did not have Ebola as first feared.

TTSH chief executive Philip Choo told The Straits Times that it was a false alarm, and that she has since been discharged.

"We saw a patient with a history from Nigeria," he said, but her detailed history revealed "no contact with any (suspected) or confirmed patients".

The woman, in her 50s, was identified as a possible Ebola case by doctors at Gleneagles Hospital yesterday morning.

She is believed to have flown into Singapore recently, and arrived at the hospital's emergency department with a fever.

She was isolated immediately and transferred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital by ambulance.

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