02 Sep 2021

Update: No evidence of Ebola virus disease in Côte d’Ivoire

Further laboratory tests from a patient suspected of having Ebola virus disease have found no evidence of the virus Update: No evidence of Ebola virus disease in Côte d’Ivoire
  • This replaces the news item of 18 August 2021

On 14 August 2021, the Ministry of Health of Côte d’Ivoire reported the country's first case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) since 1994 [1]. The patient had travelled by road from Northwest Guinea, departing on 08 August 2021 and arriving in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on 12 August where the individual was hospitalised.

However, further tests conducted by the Institut Pasteur in Lyon, France have found no evidence of the virus [2]. With these new test results, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers that the patient did not have Ebola virus disease [2].

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