Via allAfrica.com, a report from The Star in Nairobi: Kenya: Ebola Case in Mombasa False Alarm - Government. Excerpt:
The government has allayed fears that the Ebola virus has reached Mombasa after tests done on a suspected victim's blood turned out negative. Coast public health director, Anisa Omar, said the blood samples taken from a 61-year-old truck driver identified as Moses show he does not have Ebola.
The tests were done at the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Nairobi. Moses is believed to be at the Aga Khan Hospital where he is being monitored. Omar said the results indicate that Moses is suffering from normal fever and throat flu.
Moses operates trucks between Kampala and Mombasa. "What I can assure Mombasa residents and Kenyans at large is that the samples we took to Nairobi tested negative, confirming my earlier stand that there should be no cause for alarm. It was just a normal fever accompanied with throat flu," Anisa said on phone yesterday.
Anisa could not however confirm if the patient had been discharged from the hospital as our efforts to reach the hospital management were futile.
The Ebola alarm raised fear among the patients in the hospital and the entire Mombasa county at the weekend. Kenya has been on high alert with people entering the country being screened for the virus.