Man Dies Of Suspected Ebola In Delhi

21/01/2015 5:42 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - JANUARY 1: Delhi Police security personnel standing at AIIMS Trama centre after Asaram Bapu came for the medical checkup on January 1, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Asaram was taken to AIIMS amidst high security for examination by a medical board following a Supreme Court direction in connection with his bail application in the Jodhpur rape case. Heavy security had been put in place to control his supporters who arrived in large numbers at the hospital to support the 76-year-old self-styled godman who is in jail since jail September 2013. A medical board at AIIMS will examine Asaram Bapu and review his medical reports in connection with his bail application in the Jodhpur rape case. (Photo By Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

New Delhi: A 35-year-old man from Jodhpur, who had symptoms similar to those of Ebola virus disease, died Wednesday at the AIIMS hospital, officials said.

The final report will confirm the disease the patient was suffering from, the officials said.

The man was referred to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) from a private hospital in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and was admitted to the department of medicine in a critical condition Tuesday evening.

"It's too early to say that he was suffering from Ebola. In fact, there is very less chances of it. But he was definitely suffering from some viral haemorrhagic fever. He died of excessive internal bleeding Wednesday morning," an AIIMS spokesperson told IANS.

According to doctors, the man was very sick when he arrived and had symptoms such as high fever, vomiting, disorientation and severe weight loss, which are also symptoms of Ebola.

Test samples of the patient have been sent to the National Institute of Biology and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases. The reports will come by next week, the spokesperson said.

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