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French patient released from Réunion island hospital after Ebola scare

The hospital in Saint-Denis de la Réunion where the woman has been hospitalised.
The hospital in Saint-Denis de la Réunion where the woman has been hospitalised. Thierry Caro/Wikimedia Commons

A French humanitarian worker was released from hospital on the Indian Ocean island of Réunion on Wednesday after doctors determined she was not infected with the Ebola virus. 

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"All clinical and biological investigations in Réunion and metropolitan France have determined the absence of the Ebola virus," island authorities said in a statement.

Health care professional Chantal de Singly was admitted to the University Hospital Centre of Saint-Denis on 12 December following a two-week humanitarian mission in Guinea.

She had immediately contacted health authorities after showing symptoms of fever on Friday.

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