Dead Woman’s Body Tested For Ebola Because of Recent Guinea Trip

November 19, 2014 11:52 AM

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Dead Woman’s Body Tested For Ebola Because of Recent Guinea Trip

According to city officials, the body of a woman who died of an apparent heart attack in Brooklyn Tuesday will be tested for the Ebola virus as a precaution, since she was recently in the West African country of Guinea. The woman was not showing any symptoms of the disease at the time of death.

The woman had recently traveled to Guinea, one of the three main Ebola-affected countries along with Liberia and Sierra Leone and was one of the roughly 350 people that the city is monitoring for symptoms. The woman, whose identity was not immediately released, returned from West Africa 18 days ago.

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