SEVEN SUSPECTED CASES OF EBOLA IN THE PHILIPPINES
The Phillipines has reported the country's first suspected cases of the Ebola virus. According to the country's health officials, seven workers who returned to the Phillipines from Sierra Leone are showing symptoms symilar to that of the tropical virus.
There are currently over 1,300 suspected cases worldwide. The World Health Organization says there is little risk of the virus spreading outside of West Africa, but countries outside of the affected region are still taking precautions to prevent a spread.
The outbreak is the biggest since Ebola first emerged in Africa nearly 40 years ago. So far, more than 700 people have died in West Africa.
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Test results on the sick workers came back on Monday testing negative to Ebola.
The seven overseas Filipino workers from Sierra Leone have tested negative from the deadly Ebola virus, a television report said Monday.
The OFWs, who arrived recently from the West African state, did not exhibit symptoms of those infected by the Ebola virus, a report on GMA News TV's Balitanghali said.
The seven were among the 15 OFWs repatritated early this month from Sierra Leone, one of the four African countries with high number of Ebola cases.
Other countries with Ebola cases are Guinea, Liberia, and Mali.