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February 4, 2023

The patient suspected with Ebola actually has malaria

The representatives of the ìMatei Balsî National Institute of Infectious Diseases announced the management of the Ministry of Health that medical investigation ruled out the suspicion of hemorrhagic fever infection for the patient that was transferred on Thursday night from the Constanta County Emergency Hospital. According to experts, a diagnosis of malaria was established in the case of the respective patient, the Ministry of Health announced in a press release. The patient was transferred from the ìMatei Balsî Institute to the “Victor Babes” Clinical Hospital of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, in a critical, yet stable condition. The man suspected of Ebola, aged 60, has been carried on Thursday night from Constanta to the ìMatei Balsî Institute in Bucharest, as he had great fever and was feeling sick, under the circumstances that he had recently returned from Nigeria. An initial diagnosis reached by the Constanta hospital was that of malaria, yet, he was transferred to Bucharest in order to attend laboratory tests. Ebola tests are only performed at the ìMatei Balsî institute, where an entire floor is isolated and equipped with fifteen beds for possible Ebola cases.

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