• Authorities say they're investigating a first potential case of Ebola in Bolivia. (AAP)
Bolivian health authorities say they are investigating a potential case of Ebola in a patient who has just returned from Africa.
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24 Aug 2014 - 8:11 AM  UPDATED 24 Aug 2014 - 10:16 AM

Authorities say they are investigating a first potential case of Ebola in Bolivia.

The patient, whose name and age were not given, had made stopovers in several cities in Africa, Santa Cruz health service manager Roberto Torres told Oxigeno online.

"Yesterday, we had a report from a private hospital on an Indian patient who is being treated for fever, diarrhoea and vomiting," he said.

The health ministry in South America's poorest nation just 10 days ago set rules on early detection of potentially infected people.

On Friday, the World Health Organisation said the outbreak sweeping West Africa has claimed 1,427 lives.