South African woman ill but sickness is not EBOLA as reported in lies circulating on facebook



The Princess Margaret Hospital is currently managing the case of a 51 year old female patient who travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa two (2) weeks ago, and returned to the Bahamas on the 15th March, 2016. The patient presented at Accident and Emergency, PMH.

An intensive investigation is underway to determine the cause of illness. Senior Health Officials have confirmed, that the patient has not presented in a manner which indicates Ebola to be the likely diagnosis. At this time there is no confirmed case of Ebola Infection at the Princess Margaret Hospital. According to the last Ebola Epi Alert issued on the 10th of August, 2015 by the World Health Organization (WHO), Sierra Leone and Guinea remain the only countries with ongoing intense transmission.

As with any potential infectious disease case, the hospital is taking the necessary precautions and abiding by the highest protocols requisite for such cases, within international guidelines.

The patient is being nursed in isolation. The hospital will provide updates as test results are received.

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