Brooklyn Man Being Tested for Ebola Probably Doesn’t Have Ebola

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A man who recently returned from Mali is being tested for Ebola after exhibiting flulike symptoms, but fear not — he probably just has the flu. After being sent home by a private doctor on Wednesday, Hamen Sibu decided to call an ambulance for himself when his symptoms didn’t abate. Mali, however, has only had six confirmed Ebola cases, and the chances that the Bed-Stuy resident came into contact with them and caught the virus are pretty infinitesimal. The bad news? Flu can be deadly, too.