Ebola fears prove unfounded

Fears that ebola had reached the seaside resort of Ostend have proved to be unfounded. A 13-year-old boy from Guinea who was put in quarentine in a local hospital is suffering from malaria and not the deadly ebola virus tests have shown.

The youngster was hospitalised suffering from a high fever. He was quarantined for 36 hours until the test results were in.

Sunday night the boy had a 39°C fever. This had fallen to 37.3°C by Monday morning.

Doctors say that the fall in temperature means that the youngster is not infected with ebola too.

The ebola outbreak in West Africa has already claimed a thousand lives including many in Guinea.