Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mexico's Health Secretariat Minimizes Panic Over First Ebola Case In The Country

Reports that a UNAM 22-year-old Mexican national student returning from Africa had gotten sick from what appeared to be the Ebola deadly virus.

By H. Nelson Goodson
August 7, 2014

Mexico - On Thursday, the first Ebola case in Mexico was first reported by Novatimes. According to the Novatimes, José Antonio Gonzáles Figueroa, 22, is the first suspected case in Mexico of the Ebola outbreak. Figueroa apparently was quarantined since, August 2 after he went a local hospital with signs of vomiting, fever and diarrhea. Figueroa had arrived from a African country and was sick.
Mexico's Secretariat of Health and Epidemic Control spokesperson, Doctor Cuitláhauc Ruiz Matus on Thursday denied that any case of Ebola outbreak has been officially confirmed or reported. But, Figueroa is the first suspected Ebola case, according to news reports that went viral.
In the U.S., multiple Ebola infected victims have been quarantined in the country after the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) transported an unconfirmed number of infected victims from Africa,  including a doctor to a undisclosed health center in the country. The CDCP has declined to release the number of Ebola victims already in the country. 
Many fear, that the Ebola virus could eventually spread in the U.S. and if the Ebloa case is actually confirmed in Mexico, the Ebola virus will most likely spread quickly to the U.S. and throughout other countries.
There is no known cure for the deadly Ebola.

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