Swedish hospital isolates patient amid Ebola suspicion - 1/4/2019 7:05:50 AM


According to Reuters, The young man was isolated and transferred to Uppsala University Hospital, north of Stockholm, on Friday.

The Ebola virus is so contagious the ER room in the Enköping hospital was closed for decontamination Friday morning with patients redirected to Västerås hospital instead, reports Sweden's Afton Bladet.

The regional authority said the man's condition had improved over the course of the day and that while tests had also ruled out diseases such as Marburg and dengue fever, further examinations were needed to determine the nature of the illness.

The Swedish man who sparked fears of Ebola after vomiting blood has tested negative for the deadly disease.

"We have to take the precautions due to several patients and staff becoming exposed to it", Khler said after Ebola was eliminated as a diagnosis. It is the 10th such outbreak in the DRC since the disease was first detected there in 1976.

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A suspected case of Ebola has been reported at a hospital in Sweden.

According to local media reports, citing the authorities in Uppsala, three weeks ago, the patient returned from a trip, one of the points of which was the African state of Burundi.

Ebola is a hemorrhagic fever that causes internal bleeding and potentially death.

Burundi, although it has not reported an Ebola outbreak, is adjacent to the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been dealing with an Ebola epidemic since August. The virus is not transmitted through the air.

Health care workers who are unprotected are susceptible to infection because of how close they work with patients during treatment.