Bolivia patient isolated for Ebola check

LA PAZ: Authorities said Saturday they were investigating a first potential case of Ebola in Bolivia.

The patient, whose name and age were not given, had made stopovers in several cities in Africa, Santa Cruz health service manager Roberto Torres told Oxigeno online.

"Yesterday, we had a report from a private hospital on an Indian patient who is being treated for fever, diarrhoea and vomiting," he said.

The health ministry in South America's poorest nation just 10 days ago set rules on early detection of potentially infected people.

On Friday, the World Health Organization said the outbreak sweeping West Africa has claimed 1,427 lives. ā€“ AFP