A patient in isolation at a Saskatoon hospital in Canada has tested negative for the Ebola virus. Other related hemorrhagic fever viruses such as Marburg, Lassa and Crimean-Congo have also been ruled out, according to officials from Public Health Agency Canada.
The severity of the patient’s illness combined with his recent travel to Liberia had raised alarm bells for the possibility of Ebola. Liberia shares a border with Guinea, which is currently experiencing a significant outbreak of hemorrhagic fever suspected to be Ebola.
While a diagnosis has not been confirmed, a World Health Organization official suggested the patient might have a severe case of malaria