A news article we carried titled " Man tests positive for Ebola in Delhi" was based on a news flash on Tuesday by an Indian media group. The flash has subsequently been deleted by the media group.
Hence, the news regarding 'Ebola case in Delhi' is not confirmed. We regret the error.
A man from Delhi has reportedly tested positive for Ebola virus. The details of whether the man had travelled to any Ebola affected country or not are still unknown.
Ebola is a viral hemorrhagic fever transmitted by the Ebola viruses. The virus spreads by direct contact with body fluids of an infected person or an animal. It has killed over 11,000 people globally since its outbreak in December 2013 and affected over 28,000 people.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) in March had declared that Ebola outbreak is no longer a public health emergency.
WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said she has accepted the advice of the expert committee that the temporary recommendations adopted in response to the Ebola situation in West Africa should now be terminated.
She added, however, that a high level of vigilance and response capacity must be maintained to ensure the ability of countries to prevent Ebola infections and to rapidly detect and respond to flare-ups in the future.
Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in Western Africa were reportedly the worst affected countries by Ebola virus.