Senegal confirms first Ebola case

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Senegal’s health ministry has confirmed a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth west African country now affected by the outbreak.

Health Minister Awa Marie Coll Seck told reporters on Friday that a young man from Guinea was confirmed to have contracted the virus.

The man was immediately placed in quarantine, she added.

The current outbreak, which began in Guinea, has killed more than 1,500 people across the region.