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French Government Denies Report Of "Several Ebola Cases"; Outbreak Accelerates At Fastest Pace Yet

Selon Patrick Balkany, plusieurs cas d'Ebola ont été signalés en France

(Online Translation):

He cites "reliable medical sources," but did not specify which ones. In a statement published on its website, Patrick Balkany says that "several cases [Ebola] have been reported on the French territory." "So I asked the minister today, in a written question to be published in the Official Journal in the coming days, kindly tell me how many cases affected by the Ebola virus had, to date, been recorded in France ", thus commend the deputy mayor of Levallois-Perret (Hauts-de-Seine).

Contacted by The Scan, Figaro, the UMP has confirmed his words. "The ministry was informed by my sources and it is still curious that it has no echo," was he asked. The Ministry of Health has also denied any cases of infection in France.

The ministry said the risk of importation of the epidemic in France remains very low, although it is possible that a case is reported in France. As francetv info explained it a few days ago, the controls have been strengthened our borders, a strict protocol is provided and French hospitals are equipped to treat this type of disease.

To date, the Ebola virus has some 960 deaths in West Africa and more than 1700 cases of contamination have been identified, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).