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Sailor believed clear of Ebola

Health authorities on Monday said that a sailor on a ship bound from Guinea to the port of Piraeus who was reported to have been displaying possible signs of Ebola was not believed to be infected with the deadly virus that has claimed thousands of lives in West Africa.

A statement issued last night by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) said that the symptoms displayed by the ailing Filipino sailor on the Greek-flagged commercial vessel “are not consistent with the definitions of a suspicious outbreak of the virus.”

Sources suggested that the sailor may be suffering from a urinary tract infection.