Ebola Scare: Result Of Test Conducted On Isolated Swedish Patient Is Out
The results of several tests conducted on a man in Sweden to ascertain if he had Ebola are out.
He was isolated at Uppsala University Hospital on Friday.
The hospital authority said test results showed 'he does not have the deadly virus'.
"We have run several tests for the Ebola virus and other viruses and they have been negative," said Mikael Köhler, the chief medical officer of the hospital.
He added that the patient "has become much better
and stable and not bleeding anymore."
The patient, who is in isolation, was admitted to a hospital in Enköping -- about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Stockholm -- before being transferred to Uppsala about 7 a.m. local time, the CNN quoted regional authority as saying.
The man was in Burundi for about three weeks and returned to Sweden three weeks ago, Köhler said on Friday.
He visited "mostly urban areas in Burundi, where there isn't thought to be any active Ebola as far as we know," Köhler said.
He, however, said the patient had displayed potential symptoms of Ebola, including vomiting blood, upon arrival at the hospital.
In fear that he may transfer the disease to staff of the hospital, authorities closed the emergency room at Enköping and began caring for staff members who were in contact with the patient.
"We have to take the precautions due to several patients and staff becoming exposed to it," Köhler said after Ebola was eliminated as a diagnosis.
Ebola is common in Africa but claimed more lives in Democratic Republic of of Congo in 2018.
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