Filipino peacekeeper tests negative for Ebola | Inquirer News

Filipino peacekeeper tests negative for Ebola

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 03:31 PM November 15, 2014
Filipino peacekeepers. Phil Navy photo

Filipino peacekeepers. Phil Navy photo

MANILA, Philippines—The Filipino peacekeeper who has developed fever after being quarantined on Caballo Island has tested negative for the deadly Ebola virus.

Acting Health Secretary Janet Garin, in a televised press briefing, said the unidentified peacekeeper tested negative for Ebola after he underwent a series of laboratory tests at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Muntinlupa City.

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Garin, however, said the peacekeeper has tested positive for malaria. She said the peacekeeper was being treated and would remain isolated at the RITM for one week.

After this, she said, the peacekeeper would continue his 21-day quarantine on Caballo Island.

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She assured that the Philippines remains Ebola-free.

 
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