Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient

Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient

The patient, who is now in isolation, was first admitted at a hospital in Enköping - about 50 miles (80km) from Stockholm - before being transferred to Uppsala.

There seems to be panic among citizens in Sweden after a patient in was admitted to hospital with a suspected case of Ebola, a highly infectious and potentially fatal disease, health care officials said Friday.

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

But the patient displayed potential symptoms of Ebola, including vomiting blood, upon arrival at the hospital, he explained.

The patient, who was not named, had been transferred to isolation, Uppsala regional council said in a statement.

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Ebola is a haemorrhagic fever that spreads rapidly by contact with the body fluids of an infected person, causing internal bleeding and potentially death. Hospital authorities are concerned that the patient may have Ebola.

No other details about the patient or how he or she may have contracted Ebola were disclosed.

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Region Uppsala, which oversees several hospitals and medical clinics north of Stockholm, says a test had been carried out on the patient, who was not identified, adding a result would be available late Friday.

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