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Man suspected of Ebola infection in Romania admitted to hospital

Published on Aug 10, 2014 9:23 PM
A health worker, wearing personal protection gear, offers water to a woman with Ebola at a treatment centre for infected persons in Sierra Leone in this August, 2014 handout photo provided by UNICEF. Over  900 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone have been attributed to Ebola. A Romanian businessman is suspected of having the virus following a business trip to Nigeria. PHOTO: REUTERS

BUCHAREST - A man from Romania was admitted to an infectious disease institute in the capital Bucharest on Sunday after being suspected of catching Ebola, among other diseases, reported local media.

The 51-year old had recently come back from a business trip to Nigeria. He is from the city of Ploiesti, the Xinhua news agency reported.

"This morning, a 51-year-old adult displaying symptoms of fever, nausea, vomiting and bloody diarrhea was admitted to the Emergency Care Unit of the Ploiesti County Hospital," Xinhua quoted a statement from the Health Ministry as saying.

"At this moment, the patient is suspected of viral infection, but the etiological diagnosis is not known yet."