The health ministry says it is not concerned about a Nicaraguan ebola scare centered on a U.S. diplomat who visited the African country of Liberia.
The diplomat, identified by news services as 51-year-old Kenneth Mclean, spent three months in Africa and visited at one time a center where ebola patients were being treated.
The Nicaraguan government quarantined him when he returned to that country even though Costa Rican officials, citing a U.S. Embassy statement, noted that he had been cleared by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
The man is believed to have left Nicaragua. The press in that country noted that there is a steady flow of African illegal immigrants trying to reach the United States.
Many pass through Costa Rica.