Swedish hospital investigating a suspected Ebola case, authorities say

Suspected Ebola case being investigated by Swedish hospital

Suspected Ebola case being investigated by Swedish hospital

The patient, who is now in isolation, was first admitted at a hospital in Enköping - about 50 miles (80km) from Stockholm - before being transferred to Uppsala.

A patient in Sweden has been admitted to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola, a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease, health care officials said Friday. The patient's test results are expected on Friday evening.

The Uppsala region is now taking steps to prepare its response if the infection does transpire to be Ebola, including drawing up lists of people who came into contact with the infected patient.

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In its statement, Region Uppsala said it was so far "only a matter of suspicion", adding "other diseases are quite possible".

Mikael Köhler, Head Doctor at Region Uppsala told UNT: "The patient came into the hospital this morning".

The emergency clinic at Enkoping has been closed and staff that were in contact with the patient are also being looked after, the authority said. Burundi itself is not a known Ebola area but is adjacent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda which have both seen Ebola outbreaks in recent years. It is the 10th such outbreak in the Congo since the disease was first detected there in 1976.

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