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Tests rule out Ebola in Macedonia death of UK man

October 11, 2014

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian health authorities say test results show that a British man who died in the country’s capital wasn’t infected with the Ebola virus.

Health Ministry official Jovanka Kostovska said Saturday that 35 people who had come into contact with the man at a hotel and clinic in Skopje would be released from quarantine.

The 58-year-old British business traveler, who had been in Macedonia for a week, died Thursday from severe internal bleeding shortly after being taken to a hospital from his hotel.

Zvonko Milenkovic, the director of Skopje’s clinic for infectious diseases, says an autopsy will be carried out. The tests for Ebola were carried out at a German laboratory.

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