French nurse, U.S. student admitted to hospitals for Ebola-like symptoms

General view of the military Hospital Begin in Saint-Mande, eastern Paris, where the nurse is being treated. (File Photo: Reuters)

A French nurse suffering from Ebola-like symptoms was admitted to a hospital near Paris on Thursday, French media reported.

The woman, who reportedly suffered from high fever, was transported under heavy security from her home in the Hauts de Seine region to the Begin de Saint-Mandé (Val-de-Marne) military hospital outside of Paris, reported the French daily Le Parisien.

The nurse is believed to have been in regular contact with a French volunteer nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola during a mission in Liberia last month where she was working with the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders.

The aid worker was later released from hospital after receiving an experimental drug and showing full recovery, according to French media reports.

In the United States fears of Ebola becoming widespread intensified on Thursday after a Yale University researcher was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, after showing Ebola-like signs, according to a statement on the hospital’s website.

The patient recently came back from Liberia along with another researcher – both Yale public health students - where they were conducting Ebola research and helping in the fight against the deadly epidemic, according to the university’s daily.

“We have not confirmed or ruled-out any diagnosis at this point,” said the statement. If confirmed, this would be the fourth Ebola case in the United States.

The Ebola virus is estimated to have killed more than 4,000 people so far, according to news reports.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 13:54 - GMT 10:54