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Panic in Sweden As Hospital Admits Suspected Ebola Patient

Panic in Sweden As Hospital Admits Suspected Ebola Patient

A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said, adding the patient has been isolated. Hospital authorities are concerned that the patient may have Ebola.

According to the regional authorities, the results of the virus test are likely to be ready in the evening. So far, his bleeding has ceased and his condition is already stable.

He had been in Burundi for about three weeks and had exhibited classic symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, including vomiting blood, the hospital's chief medical officer said earlier on Friday. The patient is now at the Uppsala Academic Hospital.

The epidemic in a volatile part of Congo is the second worst ever, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It is the 10th such outbreak in the Congo since the disease was first detected there in 1976.

The infectious disease is not believed to be active in this area.

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There is now no known Ebola outbreak in Burundi, but the country borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been battling an Ebola outbreak for nearly six months.

To date, more than 54,000 people in DRC, including frontline responders and those at risk of having contact with the disease, have been vaccinated.

Humans can become infected by Ebola if they come into contact with body fluids such as blood, urine and tears from an infected person or contaminated objects from an infected person.

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


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