Sweden 'investigates' possible Ebola case

Reports say hospital in Swedish capital is treating in isolation unit a man who travelled to a "risk area".

    Sweden 'investigates' possible Ebola case
    More than 1,500 people have died in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa since March [AP]

    A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media has reported.

    A man who recently travelled to a "risk area" for the virus was taken to Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm suffering from a fever and is being treated in an isolation unit, the reports said on Sunday.

    More than 1,500 people have died in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa since March.

    "The virus isn't airborne and can only be spread between people through direct contact with blood and other body fluids," daily Svenska Dagbladet wrote, quoting a statement by the Stockholm County Council.

    Neither the council nor the hospital could immediately be reached for comment. 

    SOURCE: Reuters


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.