Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Suspected Ebola victim dies in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi Arabian man who was being treated for Ebola-like symptoms died today August 6th at a hospital in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the country's health ministry said.
According to a post on the website of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health, the unidentified 40 year old man was being treated for symptoms of the deadly virus in an isolated ward when he suddenly died after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The website stated that the man had recently visited Sierra Leone, one of the countries being ravaged by the deadly Ebola virus and may have contracted the virus there.
This will be the first suspected Ebola-related death outside Africa since the outbreak. The World Health Organization said today that 932 people have so far died from the virus.

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