U.S. Citizen Being Tested for Ebola in Ghana

U.S. Citizen Being Tested for Ebola in Ghana
U.S. Citizen Being Tested for Ebola in Ghana

(HealthDay News) — An American citizen is being tested for the Ebola virus in Ghana and is under quarantine at a private clinic in the capital city of Accra, according to health officials.

The man is believed to have visited Guinea and Sierra Leone in recent weeks. Those countries, along with Liberia, have been dealing with an Ebola outbreak for months. There have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Ghana, BBC News reported.

The U.S. embassy in Accra confirmed that it had been told that a U.S. citizen was being tested for Ebola, but did not provide any more information. Staff at the clinic where the man is staying have also been quarantined and provided with protective clothing, representatives from Ghana's health ministry said.

The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in February and spread to neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone. So far, more than 460 people have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak to date, BBC News reported.

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