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Fatality with Ebola symptoms tested in Macedonia

October 9, 2014

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — An official says tests will be carried out on the body of a British business traveler who died in Macedonia to see if he had the Ebola virus.

Jovanka Kostovska of the Health Ministry said the unidentified 58-year-old died of severe internal bleeding Thursday, shortly after being taken to a hospital in Skopje from his hotel.

The hotel was placed under quarantine until the test results are known in 48 hours.

Kostovska said there was no indication the man, who had been in Macedonia about a week, had recently been to Africa, but that protocol required the blood and tissue tests, which will be carried out in Germany.

In London, Britain’s Foreign Office said officials are investigating reports that the man died of suspected Ebola.