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The Guinean woman earlier suspected of having Ebola virus disease, in fact, contracted malaria and is free entirely of EVD, a second blood test confirmed. 

Dr Opas Karnkavinpong, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, told a press conference Friday that the test done by the Department of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University reconfirmed the earlier determinations the 24-year-old did not have the deadly disease.

Her symptoms, while indicative of the early stages of EVD, also are typical of malaria, he said.

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