Via the Saudi Gazette: Saudi Ebola suspect dies of infection.
The lab tests on samples taken from the Saudi man who was suspected to have died of Ebola virus showed that Ebola was not responsible for his death. Local Arabic daily Al-Watan quoted informed sources on Wednesday as saying that the tests conducted in the US and Germany gave negative results.
The sources said Ibrahim Al-Zahrani had possibly died of meningitis, a disease that he might have contracted in Sierra Leone where he was on a visit.
Acting health minister Adel Fakeih told the GCC health ministers in Riyadh on Wednesday that the Kingdom was free of the Ebola virus.
The ministers asked the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars to issue an official fatwa (religious edict) on how the people who die of highly infectious diseases should be buried.