Ebola fears hit Commonwealth Games

Cyclist Moses Sesay was tested for the disease which has killed 729 people.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Picture: Official 2014 Commonwealth Games Facebook Page

JOHANNESBURG - A cyclist from Sierra Leone, who was tested for Ebola at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has been given the all-clear.

Moses Sesay was quarantined and tested for the deadly disease which has claimed the lives of 729 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and Nigeria.

The 32-year-old was admitted to a local hospital after falling ill last Thursday, a day after the opening ceremony in Scotland.

Sesay has described his time in isolation as "frightening".

"I felt sick, tired and listless. All the doctors were in special suits to treat me. They dressed like I had Ebola. I was very scared."

The athlete was placed in isolation for four days before being given the all-clear.

With no known cure or vaccination, Ebola kills between 50 and 90 percent of those infected.