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Lalit Kumar, the suspect of Ebola virus infection who landed form Lagos, Nigeria is currently being treated for symptoms in a government hospital in an isolated ward. This resident of Vasai was suffering from vomiting soon after returning from Nigeria.
Maharashtra Health Minister Suresh Shetty confirmed that he is being treated for the symptoms and his samples have been sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology in Pune.
However, Shetty also emphasised that there is no need to panic as Ebola infection can spread only through close contact with infected individuals.
Ebola virus travel tips--Precautions you should take
According to Dr Ratan Kumar Vaish, senior consultant, department of medicine, Rockland Group of Hospitals, Delhi-NCR people with low immunity and those suffering from diabetes, kidney disease, HIV infection and malnutrition should be extra cautious about their decision to travel to Ebola prevalent areas. He recommends some preventive measures for people who cannot avoid traveling.
For more tips, also read: Ebola Virus Travel Tips Precautions you should take
With inputs from PTI
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