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


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