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Student who brought Ebola to Senegal has recovered

Senegal says student who brought Ebola from Guinea has recovered and is no longer contagious

Student who brought Ebola to Senegal has recovered

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- A Senegalese doctor says the student who brought Ebola to the West African country has recovered.

The young man from Guinea arrived in Senegal in August and sought medical care, but concealed that he had had contact with Ebola victims.

Authorities say no other cases have appeared in Senegal, though several dozen people are being monitored.

Dr. Moussa Seydi told Senegalese radio Wednesday that the man has tested negative twice for Ebola. But Seydi, who works at the hospital where the student was being treated, said the young man is still suffering psychologically after losing several relatives to the disease.

The current Ebola outbreak that began in Guinea has also spread to Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria, and so far is believed to have killed more than 2,200 people.

Updated : 2021-10-18 20:03 GMT+08:00