First Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Senegal, Health Minister

The first case of Ebola has been confirmed in Senegal, a major hub for the business and aid community in West Africa, Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told a news conference on Friday.

The minister said the case was a Guinean national who had arrived from the neighbouring West African country, where the deadly virus was first detected in March.

Senegal had shut its borders against Guinea as a result of the outbreak, stopped flights from Serra Leone and Liberia in a bid to prevent the epidemic.

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