An Indian man working in Liberia died in September after
contracting the deadly Ebola virus, India's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
The pharmacist 's family was informed and he was buried in
Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have been worst affect by
the Ebola outbreak.
More than 5,400 people have died in these three countries,
along with a handful of others in Nigeria, the US and Spain, but the pharmacy
worker is the only Indian to die.
There are nearly 45,000 Indian nationals living in West
Union Minister V K Singh told parliament that the man died
of the infection on 7 September.
Couple of weeks ago, India quarantined a man who was cured of
Ebola in Liberia because of the possibility that he might spread the virus
The man tested negative for Ebola in standard checks when he
arrived at Delhi airport, but authorities said he was being quarantined because
the deadly virus was still present in his semen.
No cases of Ebola have been reported in India.