Friday, 10 October 2014

British victim suspected of dying from Ebola named

Colin Jeffrey
Colin Jeffrey
The Briton suspected of being killed by the Ebola virus in Macedonia last night has been named, Mirror UK reported. 

Colin Jeffrey 58, was the head of the Union of Foreign Investors in the country, as he was named today as health officials are continuing to investigate reports that he died of Ebola.

Staff and guests at the hotel he was staying in, as well as anyone who came into contact with him, have been put in quarantine. Police were still present at the hotel this morning after Mr Jeffrey passed away last night.

Macedonian health officials said the Mr Jeffrey had travelled from London on Thursday, October 2 with a colleague.

He had been staying at a hotel in central Skopje, Macedonia's capital, when he was taken ill with severe stomach ache and an increased temperature.

Mr Jeffrey remained in his hotel room for three days before an ambulance was called yesterday afternoon. He was taken to hospital where he died 90 minutes later.

Michael English, also British who was with the dead man at the hotel said: "He felt bad for two days. I was telling him to visit a doctor but he called ER only yesterday. He told me yesterday his hands were shaking.

Mr English, who along with other guests at the Super Osmica (Super 8) hotel in Skopje is in quarantine, said: "He has got a wife and three kids in Cambridge."

He also mentioned that Mr Jeffrey was in Africa for the last time six years ago, although the Macedonian health ministry suspected he had visited Nigeria.

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