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Thai safe from Ebola, airport screening increased

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A Thai woman who was quarantined for two days on suspicion of having contracted the Ebola virus has not shown any symptoms indicating the infection, a health official said on Saturday. 

The confirmation came as authorities at Suvarnabhumi Airport announced they were stepping up screening of inbound passengers from West Africa where the virulent disease has killed at least 1,400 people.

The 48-year-old woman had a fever but her temperature did not reach 37 degrees Celsius, so she was not considered an Ebola patient, said Dr Opas Karnkavinpong, deputy director-general of the Department of Disease Control, said. Her blood test also confirmed she was free of the disease.

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