New lab evaluation exhibits Guinean girl who beforehand examined constructive for the virus didn’t have Ebola, the UN well being company says.

There may be “no proof” {that a} Guinean girl who examined constructive for Ebola after arriving in neighbouring Ivory Coast had the illness, the World Well being Group says, citing a brand new evaluation from a lab in France.

Her prognosis in mid-August was regarded as the primary confirmed case of Ebola within the West African nation since 1994.

The prognosis sparked an enormous contact-tracing operation by the WHO,  and Ivorian medics began a vaccination marketing campaign focusing on those that had been in fast contact with the lady.

The 18-year-old had travelled to Abidjan by bus from Labe in northern Guinea, a journey of about 1,500km (950 miles) that passes by a densely forested area the place Ebola epidemics broke out earlier this 12 months and raged between 2013-16.

“With the brand new outcomes from the laboratory in Lyon, WHO considers that the affected person didn’t have Ebola virus illness and additional evaluation on the reason for her sickness is ongoing,” the UN’s well being company stated in an announcement on Tuesday.

The WHO stated it had been knowledgeable of the brand new outcomes by the Ivorian authorities.

It added that greater than 140 of the lady’s contacts had been traced however none had proven signs of the illness or examined constructive.

The case sparked a row between the 2 international locations after Guinea requested reconfirmation of her constructive check, pushing Ivorian officers to defend the prognosis.

Ebola, which is transmitted by shut contact with bodily fluids, is a deadly viral illness that causes extreme fever and, within the worst circumstances, unstoppable bleeding.