Suspected Ebola patient isolated at Swedish hospital

Ebony Scott
January 5, 2019

Doctors in the Uppsala hospital are now awaiting test results to see if their worst suspicions are confirmed.

The person was admitted to Enkoping hospital before being transferred to Uppsala.

A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said Friday, adding the patient has been isolated.

The male patient, whose identity has not been revealed, had recently returned to Sweden from a trip to Burundi and was exhibiting symptoms of hemorrhagic fever. The emergency clinic at that hospital has now been closed, and staff who came in contact with him are being looked after.

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He visited "mostly urban areas in Burundi, where there isn't thought to be any active Ebola as far as we know", Köhler said.

The medic, who was not originally showing any signs of Ebola, is expected to be in isolation at a hospital in Nebraska for another week. "He was throwing up blood and had bloody stools", which can be a symptom of Ebola, Mikael Kohler, a medical director for Uppsala Region, told AFP earlier.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been experiencing an Ebola outbreak for nearly six months, which has killed 356 of the 585 people infected. The disease has killed 356 of the 585 people known to have been infected.

Staf caring for the patient are using protective clothing and have special ebola training.

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