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Suspected Saudi Ebola sufferer dies of heart attack

Published on Aug 6, 2014 8:31 PM
 
Liberian people read an information sign about Ebola set on a wall of a public health center on July 31, 2014 in Monrovia. A Saudi Arabian who had travelled to Sierra Leone and had symptoms similar to those found in Ebola sufferers died Wednesday of a heart attack, the health ministry said. -- PHOTO: AFP

RIYADH (AFP) - A Saudi Arabian who had travelled to Sierra Leone and had symptoms similar to those found in Ebola sufferers died Wednesday of a heart attack, the health ministry said.

"The patient died of cardiac arrest, despite efforts by the medical team to resuscitate him," the ministry website reported.

It added that the man will be buried in the Islamic manner, but under precautions laid down by the world health authorities.

The ministry did not reveal the results of tests carried out abroad on whether the patent had been suffering from the Ebola virus.

 
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