Tropical diseases

Sofia Patient with 'Ebola' Symptoms Infected with Malaria

The 57-year-old patient hospitalized with symptoms resembling those of Ebola on Thursday evening has falciparum malaria, medical officials say.

His diagnosis was announced by doctors at the Military Hospital, cited by private national broadcaster bTV, after results of his blood test had been ready.

Sailor believed clear of Ebola

Health authorities on Monday said that a sailor on a ship bound from Guinea to the port of Piraeus who was reported to have been displaying possible signs of Ebola was not believed to be infected with the deadly virus that has claimed thousands of lives in West Africa.