(Reuters) - A U.S. citizen in Ghana is being tested for Ebola after he fell ill following a trip to two countries in the region battling the disease, a senior government official said on Monday.
"He is an American and records showed that he had been to Guinea and Sierra Leone in the past few weeks," a senior health ministry official told Reuters. Test results are expected later on Monday. The Ministry of Health said in a statement a patient, who has not been named, was in quarantine at Nyaho clinic in Accra and tests were being conducted at Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research in Accra. It urged the public to remain calm.
A spokeswoman for the U.S. embassy in Ghana said it had been informed by the laboratory that a U.S. citizen was being tested for suspected Ebola and it was working to confirm this.
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