Malaysia reports a suspected case of Ebola

Kuala Lumpur – A 24-year-old Zimbabwean student is currently under observation for Ebola in the eastern Malaysian state of Sarawak, Malaysian English language newspaper New Straits Times stated on Monday.

The student fell ill last Saturday and had been transferred to the Sarawak General Hospital isolation ward from a private hospital.

Sarawak Public Health Assistant Minister Jerip Susil said that the student had no related signs to Ebola except for symptoms of high fever. “We will know for sure if this is Ebola, once the test results returns within a week,” he added.

According to the newspaper’s report, the student never left the state, but came into contact with several Nigerian students who recently returned from their home country.

On the same day, the Malaysian Health Ministry confirmed that there were no confirmed Ebola cases in the country, according to the report.