Nicaragua quarantines US embassy staffer over Ebola fears

A view of the US embassy compound in Managua, Nicaragua on January 24, 2008Nicaraguan authorities said Monday they have quarantined a US embassy staffer who came into contact with Ebola patients in Liberia, but the United States denied he was exposed to the disease. The 51-year-old US citizen “confirmed that he spent time in health facilities where Ebola patients are being treated” during a trip to Liberia, said the ministry’s head of epidemiology, Carlos Saenz. The US embassy in Nicaragua acknowledged the unnamed man had traveled to Liberia, but denied he had come into contact with Ebola patients.

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