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Emergency room closed : suspected Ebola Patient in Sweden

Sweden has reported a patient with suspected Ebola. The Person currently being treated in the clinic for infectious diseases of the University hospital of Uppsala, and informed the health authorities on Friday. The test results should be available in the evening, and then fixed, whether it was in fact the highly contagious Virus disease, the statement said. There are also other diseases could come in question.

The authorities were open in the first place, whether it is in the case of suspicion to a man or a woman and where the Person infected could have. According to your information she was treated initially in a hospital in the nearby town of Enköping. The emergency room was closed accordingly. The staff that came in contact with the one or more of the Affected, will be monitored.

The East of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is affected for months by a Ebola outbreak. According to the world health organization, more than 600 people are now to the life-threatening Virus disease. Of which 560 cases were confirmed, the other 48 probably, said the WHO. 365 people have died since the outbreak in August, including 18 helpers.

According to WHO, efforts to prevent further Ebola spread were also affected by the bloody protests against the presidential election last Sunday. Demonstrators had protested against the delay in their vote, and among other things, a hospital in the town of Beni attacked. This way you can at times perform less vaccinations, said the WHO.

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The Virus disease is often fatal. It is through direct contact with body fluids of an Infected transmitted. (AFP, dpa)

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