Via NDTV.com: Delhi: Nigerian National Tests Inconclusive for Ebola; Sample Sent to Pune. Excerpt:
New Delhi: A Nigerian national has been kept under observation at a city hospital after his ELISA blood test for Ebola virus done at the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in Delhi was stated to be inconclusive.
The 79-year-old Nigerian national was among three persons from the country who were admitted on Saturday to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital here for screening.
Blood samples of the 79-year-old have now been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune.
"The 79-year-old male continues to be under observation. His test reports are awaited," said Health Ministry officials.
He has been kept in the Ebola ICU at the hospital.
"His blood samples have been sent to NIV for RT-PCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction). He was admitted to the hospital from the airport yesterday along with two other Nigerian nationals (aged 4 and 37), who were discharged today after they tested negative (for the virus)," said Dr HK Kar, medical superintendent of RML Hospital yesterday.
It is also learnt that the Indian national who was earlier admitted to a hospital in Bhilai has tested negative for the Ebola virus in tests done at NCDC.