Ivory Coast’s first Ebola patient in years recovers

Ivorian authorities took precautions after an initial test confirmed Ebola infection

Ivory Coast’s first person to test positive for Ebola since 1994 has now recovered, the health ministry says.

The 18-year-old woman from Guinea had travelled to Abidjan by bus two weeks ago and then tested positive for the haemorrhagic disease.

Ivory Coast immediately held a vaccination drive to cover people who’d had contact with the visitor, and security forces on the border with Guinea.

The woman has now had two negative tests so her isolation has been lifted.

The Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea itself are the other two African countries affected by Ebola this year.

Source: BBC

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