Suspected Ebola case reported in Italy

Updated: 2014-09-09 20:04


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Rome -- A suspected case of Ebola was discovered and isolated in Italy's central region of Marche on Tuesday, authorities said.

According to regional Health councillor Almerino Mezzolani, an unidentified 40-year-old woman was hospitalized and isolated at the infectious diseases' department of the main regional hospital in Ancona and was being treated, after showing suspected symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

The woman, a foreign regular migrant long living in the town of Civitanova Marche, had recently travelled to Nigeria, where she might have been infected with the virus, the councillor added.

Regional health authorities were gathering all information available on Tuesday, and have meanwhile implemented the emergency procedures necessary to the case.