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Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of death of a British man in Macedonia.

Health Ministry official Jovanka Kostovska said on October 11 that test results from a German laboratory were negative for the virus.

The Briton died on October 9 after being rushed to hospital in Skopje, showing symptoms of Ebola.

A recent Ebola outbreak has now killed more than 4,000 people, mainly in West Adrica.

In Spain, 14 people have been quarantined after a nurse, the first person believed to have contracted Ebola outside Africa, lies gravely ill with the disease.

In Britain on October 11, hospitals and ambulance services took part in an eight-hour Ebola readiness drill.

And at New York's JFK airport, officials started an Ebola screening program for passengers from Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea, following the death of the first man diagnosed with Ebola in the United States.

Based on reporting by Reuters, dpa, and AP
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