WIGAN Infirmary was put on red alert after two patients were admitted showing symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.
Health chiefs confirmed that the pair turned up at A&E with symptoms including a fever, headache, joint and muscle pain, sore throat and intense muscle weakness.
However, after rigorous tests it was confirmed both patients did not have the Ebola virus. Ebola has killed about 4,500 people so far, mostly in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Wigan Infirmary bosses were quick to point out that strict guidelines set by the World Health Organisation were followed and nobody else was at risk.
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