October 9, 2019
SPECIALIST doctors in Sweden are today investigating a suspected case of Ebola, it has been reported.
An outbreak alert was sparked when a patient was rushed to Skane University Hospital in Lund, near Malmo, with worrying symptoms linked to the deadly virus.
“There are confirmed cases of Ebola in the area where the person has been staying,” said Maria Josephsson, director of operations at the infection clinic, without giving further details.
“The reason the suspicion arose is symptom in the form of fever, combined with where the patient has been.”
The person, whose age, gender or other details have not yet been released, was taken to the clinic on Monday, reports Aftenbladet.
But they quickly fell ill with a high temperature and other feverish symptoms and they are now awaiting test results.
The news comes just months after a deadly Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo was declared an international health emergency.
This article was posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:17 am