4 Sep, 2014 @ 15:14
1 min read

Malaga Ebola scare turns out to be malaria

Ebola Malaga hospital e
Malaga University Hospital

THE Ebola scare that forced Malaga’s Carlos Haya hospital to launch emergency protocols has turned out to be a false alarm.

It was feared that a 40-year-old Nigerian man had contracted the deadly virus on a trip home.

The hospital has now confirmed that the man is suffering from malaria, after tests dismissed the possibility of Ebola.

Concern was building in Malaga after hospital sources admitted they were ‘completely unprepared’ for an Ebola outbreak following the man’s arrived at Carlos Haya on Sunday.

“If it turns out that he has got Ebola, then we will all get it,” a hospital worker told La Opinion de Malaga, adding that the hospital was not in a position to deal with such serious cases.

The man will now remain in hospital until he is well enough to return to his family home in Antequera.

At least two other suspected victims in Spain have turned out to be false alarms over the last fortnight.

Anyone suspected of having the Ebola virus should avoid direct contact with other people and call the emergency health services on 061.




Rob Horgan

DO YOU HAVE NEWS FOR US at Spain’s most popular English newspaper - the Olive Press? Contact us now via email: newsdesk@theolivepress.es or call 951 273 575. To contact the newsdesk out of regular office hours please call +34 665 798 618.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

ashya e
Previous Story

Unfair treatment of Ashya

Radical architect
Next Story

Radical landmark to close in Sevilla

Latest from Lead

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press