Hong Kong Woman Develops Symptoms Similar to Ebola Virus After Traveling to Kenya

Ebola virus under the microscope. (Screenshot/Phoenix TV)
Ebola virus under the microscope. (Screenshot/Phoenix TV)

A woman returning to Hong Kong on Monday, following a trip to Kenya, was quarantined with a fever, dizziness, and vomiting for fear she may have contracted the Ebola virus.

The deadly disease is currently spreading through West Africa, and officials in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom are currently on alert in case it goes global. The Hong Kong patient subsequently tested negative for the virus, AFP reported. Health authorities there are currently placing people from Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia with symptoms.

First identified in 1976 in Africa, the virus was named after the Ebola River in the Congo because an outbreak happened in a nearby village, according to the World Health Organization.

Translated research by Lulu.

Ebola virus under the microscope. (Screenshot/Phoenix TV)

Ebola virus under the microscope. (Screenshot/Phoenix TV)

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