Thanks to Makoto for tweeting the link to this Express Tribune report: Suspected Ebola patient dies in Faisalabad. Excerpt:
A patient suspected to be suffering from Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) died at Allied Hospital in Faisalabad on Tuesday, Express News reported.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif took notice of this case and directed health authorities to investigate the matter and submit a report immediately.
The deceased, Zulfiqar Ahmad, 40, a resident of Chiniot district, had returned to Pakistan from the sub-Saharan nation of Togo on November 16. Initially, he was hospitalised at the District Headquarters Hospital, Chiniot, for treatment of multiple health conditions.
His condition, however, didn’t improve and subsequently his family had admitted him to Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital where medics, after initial diagnostic tests, said it might be a case of Ebola virus.
Togo is a small country wedged between Ghana on the west and Benin on the east. If poor Mr. Ahmad did contract Ebola there, Pakistan's problems are negligible compared to those of all sub-Saharan Africa: It would mean the disease has leapfrogged hundreds of kilometers over Ghana and Ivory Coast, and who knows where it might appear next.