No Ebola symptoms, person discharged in Chennai

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Chennai: A city hospital Sunday discharged a person kept under observation after no symptoms of Ebola were found but health authorities will monitor him for 21 days.

He flew in Saturday night from the west African country Guinea, said a senior official.

Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital resident medical officer A. Illango said: "The person was kept only as a quarantine measure from Saturday night. His blood samples have been taken and sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing."

According to Illango, the person was discharged and sent to his native Theni district as he did not show any symptoms of suffering from the Ebola disease.

He said the person will, however, be under observation of the district health authorities for 21 days.