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This colorized transmission electron micrograph obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virionThis colorized transmission electron micrograph obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion

This colorized transmission electron micrograph obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virionThis colorized transmission electron micrograph obtained March 24, 2014 from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, reveals some of the ultrastructural morphology displayed by an Ebola virus virion

Two men who arrived in Austria last week from Nigeria have been hospitalised on suspicion of carrying the Ebola disease, a regional Austrian governor said Tuesday.

Blood samples were sent to a laboratory in Germany with results expected later on Tuesday, Josef Puehringer, governor of Upper Austria province said.

The two men were hospitalised in Voecklabruck after developing a fever following their return from Lagos and were currently being held in quarantine, Puehringer said.

Authorities were also trying to locate anyone the pair may have been in contact with in case further action was needed, he said.

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the global death toll for the virus had reached 1,229, most of them in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, with four cases in Nigeria.

Date created : 2014-08-19