Is Ebola Now In Sweden?
Sweden may be having a case of Ebola in its hands to deal with, but it will need to see the report of a test conducted.
A patient was on Friday in isolation at a Swedish hospital, pending tests to determine whether the patient has contracted Ebola.
The case was detected at a hospital in Enkoping, west of Stockholm, Uppsala County Council said in a statement.
The council stated that the patient had now been transferred to Uppsala University Hospital as tests results were expected late on Friday.
It added that it was “still a suspicion” of Ebola and that other diseases could be blamed.
According to the dpa, Health personnel who attended to the patient in Enkoping had also been checked, and the Enkoping hospital’s emergency department had been shut for the time being.
Patients in Enkoping were advised to seek other hospitals or district clinics.
The Ebola virus is one of the most dangerous pathogens. It causes fever and bleeding.
The disease is transmitted through contact with blood and other bodily fluids.
It claimed at least 368 lives in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2018.
At least 637 cases were reported in the country in 2018 alone.
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