Swedish hospital on lockdown after report of suspected Ebola case

Swedish hospital on lockdown after report of suspected Ebola case

The unidentified patient was transferred by ambulance from Enköping hospital to the University teaching hospital at Uppsala which has a specialist infection clinic capable of treating them in isolation.

The individual, whose identity was not disclosed, first visited an emergency room in Enköping, about 50 miles outside Stockholm, prompting hospital authorities to shut down the emergency department, a release says.

"The patient came in Friday morning and reportedly was vomiting blood which may be a symptom of Ebola infection", hospital spokesman Mikael Kohler told local newspaper Upsala Nya Tidning.

"Test results will likely be ready some time tonight".

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Burundi, where the patient was visiting, borders the Democratic Republic of Congo which is now going through the second-deadliest and second-largest Ebola outbreak in history - with cases surpassing 600 on Wednesday.

It did not confirm the person definitely had the Ebola virus and said "other diseases are quite possible". The largest outbreak was one in 2013-2016 in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases were confirmed. The hemorrhagic fever's virus is spread via contact with the bodily fluids of those infected.

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