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July 08, 2015

N.J. man checked for Ebola-like symptoms tests positive for malaria

A New Jersey man who was examined for Ebola-like symptoms has tested positive for malaria, NBC10 reports.

A hazmat crew was called to a New Jersey Wawa at Squankum and East County Line roads in Lakewood, Ocean County, late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Original reports stated the man had Ebola-like symptoms at a nearby condo complex, but Lakewood Police Chief Robert Lawson later clarified that the situation began around 9 p.m. Tuesday after a man began to vomit at a Wawa convenience store, causing someone to call 911.

The man was taken to Monmouth Medical Center to be checked as a precaution, where tests determined that he has malaria, police said.

He recently returned from Africa and developed a fever and vomiting.

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