NZ Sample Sent To Be Tested For Ebola

Publish Date
Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 3:56PM
Ebola Virus Antigen - Getty Images

Ebola Virus Antigen - Getty Images

UPDATED 3:56pm: The New Zealand Herald has received a package with a note claiming it's a vial of a substance claimed to be a sample of the deadly Ebola virus.

Sky News reports the vial is part of a package from a 'jihadist group'.

New Zealand authorities are now working to safely contain the package before sending it to the Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Victorian health authorities have confirmed to Sky News that they have been informed of the situation, but are waiting for further details from their New Zealand counterparts.

NZ Sample Sent To Be Tested For Ebola

New Zealand has its first Ebola virus scare.

Sky News is reporting that a sample from New Zealand is being sent to Australia to be tested for the deadly virus.

More details to come.

Newstalk ZB

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