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Elderly woman returns from Congo, tests negative for Ebola

International   |   Glibs Quick   |   about 16 days ago

A Japanese woman in her 70s and who recently returned from a visit to Congo has tested negative for a possible Ebola infection. The tests were carried out at a medical institute in Tokyo. Though the woman's identity has not been revealed, it is said that she made it back to country on July 31. Her body temperature rose on Saturday raising suspicions of a possible Ebola infection.An Ebola outbreak was confirmed in Congo last year, and according to World Health Organization, the total number of confirmed deaths have totaled 1,729 as of July 31 this year.

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