Two fever Nigerian men sent to a Ho Chi Minh City hospital on Tuesday evening for isolation were discharged from hospital Wednesday evening as they are not having fever and have no Ebola-like symptoms, said the Health Ministry’s spokesman.
Nguyen Dac Phu, chief of the Ministry’s Preventive Medicine Department, said the two men were allowed to leave after 24 hours staying in the Tropical Diseases Hospital’s isolation ward. Their blood samples were sent to the US for laboratory testing to see whether it is Ebola or not.
The two, 34 and 32 years old respectively, are asked to stay indoor under a 21-day fever watch, said Phu.
They arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC on a Qatar Airways flight in the afternoon of August 19 and were sent to the Tropical Diseases Hospital after being detected as having high temperatures by body temperature thermal imaging cameras at the airport.
On Wednesday morning, doctors said the pair was not having fever and are in good health.
Highly-contagious, Ebola can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. There is no known vaccine and the few forms of treatment that exist are experimental.
The World Health Organization said Tuesday the number of people who had died from Ebola virus in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria had reached 1,229, with 84 new fatalities reported from Aug. 14 to 16, the latest available figures.
The total number of cases was reported as 2,240, an increase of 113 in the same period.
No Ebola-infected case has been detected in Vietnam so far.