We may already have our first case of Ebola in Mauritius. (Update: Please find update below) – A man who has recently been to Mali and other African countries which are affected by the Ebola epidemic went through the security protocols at the SSR International Airport in Mauritius without anything suspicious detected. However, yesterday, the man was admitted and quarantined at the Souillac hospital.
Several tests will be done today, 17th of September, to confirm if the man is infected with the Ebola virus or not, and, it is expected that the results will be obtained today, at around 18:00.
Details to follow soon.
Update 21:00 (17 Sep 2014) – No confirmation yet by the MOH. We’re expecting a public release of the medical tests in the coming hours and will update this page tomorrow morning.
Update: 06:00 (18 Sep 2014) – It’s confirmed. Patient is NOT infected with Ebola. The man is instead suffering from Malaria.