Update 20.21: , The Swedish authorities stated now, that the patients ' test scores is negative. Ebola-the alarm is thereby called off and the quarantine lifted
A patient at a hospital in Enköping suspected of being infected with the dreaded ebola virus.
the Suspicion is strengthened by the fact that the patient three weeks ago and have been on a journey in among others the african country of Burundi, which is located close to the areas where the virus previously has been in the outbreak. However, there are no reports of infection in Burundi at the moment.
The other patients in the emergency department are not allowed to leave the building, like the staff are in isolation in order to reduce the risk of spreading.
Patients, who need to come to the emergency room in Enköping, please refer instead to the university hospital in Uppsala or in other nearby clinics. Photo: 10080 Fredrik Sandberg/TT/Ritzau Scanpix
Stig Norling of 73 years old was in the emergency room, when it was closed down, and he has now got to know that he is not allowed to leave the building.
- No one gets out or in. No patients are allowed to go home.
I got to know through the media. I lay and slept in the hallway, and then I got to know. It was chaotic here, so I asked what was going on, he says to the Swedish Aftonbladet.
Stig Norling remains trapped bad closed doors in the emergency room. Photo: Andreas Bardell/Aftonbladet
It is not yet known when the patients are allowed to leave the hospital, but expected to get answers on the tests in the evening, so that you know whether there is a speech about the dangerous ebola virus.
Both the staff at the hospital and in the ambulance is also in isolation, and there is talk of 'tens' people, says senior physician Mikael Köhler to Uppsala Nya Tidning.
at the same time the alleged ebola outbreak on Wednesday has led to the local Swedish health authorities had a crisis meeting on the situation.
the Patient are feared infected with ebola, because he showed symptoms of the virus in a day up to, that he was sick. These symptoms involve among other things, bloody vomit and bloody stools.
He has now been transported to infektionsklinikken at the university hospital in Uppsala, where he is in isolation. Senior physician Mikael Köhler tells the dog to Uppsala Nya Tidning that the patient has got it a bit better, and that the bloody vomit is waning.
the Region of Uppsala writes in a press release, that it is not confirmed that the patient is infected with ebola, but that they handle the case as if it is ebola until they get answers on the tests.
Community - 4. jan. 2019 - at. 13:08 Suspected ebola in Sweden