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Isolated Canadian Patient Not Infected with Ebola - Reports

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Test results of the Canadian citizen, who was hospitalized in Toronto with Ebola symptoms after he came back from Nigeria, showed no indication of the deadly virus, Reuters reported citing local doctors.

MOSCOW, August 10 (RIA Novosti) - Test results of the Canadian citizen, who was hospitalized in Toronto with Ebola symptoms after he came back from Nigeria, showed no indication of the deadly virus, Reuters reported citing local doctors.

The man undergoes treatment at the William Osler Health System’s Brampton Civic Hospital in Toronto’s suburb.

Ebola symptoms resemble those of flu, and include fever, weakness, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, rash, and bleeding.

Canada's Ontario province has no confirmed cases of Ebola so far, and the risk of infection remains "extremely low," according to Canada's medical institutions.

Nigeria, along with Sierra Leone and Liberia and Nigeria declared the state of emergency due to the worst Ebola outbreak in history and the first to occur in West Africa. The virus has killed 961 people as of August 6, with 1,779 infected, according to the World Health Organization.

WHO announced the virus outbreak an emergency situation of international importance on Friday.

There is no licensed treatment or vaccine for the Ebola virus, which has a case fatality rate of up to 90 percent. Medical workers use rehydration fluid and antibiotics to fight infections. Some groups have called for new drugs to be rolled out in Africa after two US aid workers infected with the virus responded positively to an experimental treatment known as Zmapp.

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