BOOM: ISIS Fighters ‘Have Contracted Ebola’

Published on January 2, 2015

I didn’t know you could catch Ebola by having sex with goats. World Health Organization is investigating reports that Islamist militants with the disease showed up at an Iraqi hospital.

The World Health Organisation is investigating reports that ISIS militants have been showing up at an Iraqi hospital with Ebola.

According to three media outlets an undisclosed number of militants displaying signs of the disease attended a hospital in the ISIS-held city of Mosul,  250 miles north of Baghdad.

While the reports, from Kurdish and pro-Iraqi sources, remain unconfirmed, WHO spokesman Christy Feig said the group are trying to reach out to officials in ISIS-held areas to offer help.

UN workers are currently banned from entering ISIS-controlled areas in both Iraq and Syria so it is unlikely an operation in the region could be carried out.

Ms Feig told Mashable: ‘We have no official notification from [the Iraqi government] that it is Ebola.’

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