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2 Patients Hospitalized in Japan Test Negative for Ebola: Health Ministry

Two different people have been hospitalized in Japan on Ebola suspicion on Friday, tested negative for the deadly virus disease, Japan’s Health Ministry said Saturday.  Based on the Ministry, the 60-year-old Japanese man came who came back once again to Japan on November 4 after spending about a month in Liberia was hospitalized Friday on Ebola suspicions but tested negative.

Two people who were hospitalized in Japan on Ebola suspicion on Friday, tested negative for the deadly virus disease, Japan’s Health Ministry said Saturday. © AP Photo/ Reed Hutchinson

Another patient, a 20-year-old woman from Guinea stumbled on Japan on Friday and was hospitalized straight from the airport as a result of fever. The test had shown that the girl had malaria.

Being an area state, Japan has made Ebola prevention its priority. The prevention measures introduced in the country are the mandatory survey conducted by the authorities at all its 30 international airports. The survey contains questions about travelers’recent journeys to West Africa and will be introduced for several visitors to the country.

On Friday, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga announced that Japan will allocate additional $100 million to simply help fight the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. The funds is set to come on the top of $40 million announced by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in September.
The existing Ebola epidemic were only available in Guinea in December 2013 and later spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal, however, Senegal and Nigeria have already been declared without any Ebola by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola cases have already been registered in the United States and Europe.

Based on the newest estimates from the WHO, the Ebola outbreak has claimed 4,818 lives.

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