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Saudi Arabia Loses First Ebola Victim, Suspends Pilgrimage Visa in West Africa

The Saudi Arabia Kingdom has been hit by the ravaging Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as a patient suspected to be infected in a recent business trip to Sierra Leone has been confirmed dead in Jeddah, the Saudi capital today.

The infection was confirmed by the Saudi authorities and World Health Organization (WHO) laboratories after the test samples of the victim certified EVD symptoms of “viral hemorrhagic fever”.

The Saudi Health Ministry stated it was working to trace the man travel’s route and identify those he had contact with.

Meanwhile, Saudi kingdom has suspended pilgrimage visas from West African countries as way to check possible spread of the deadly disease.

EVD according to WHO has so far claimed about 900 people in the West African sub region, representing 60 per cent casualty of the virus in the world.



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