Suspected Ebola Case Detected in Sweden

by Kathy Jones on  September 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Health officials in Sweden have confirmed that they are currently investigating a suspected case of Ebola virus in the capital city of Stockholm.

"So far it's just a suspected case," the official said, without giving more details.
 Suspected Ebola Case Detected in Sweden
Suspected Ebola Case Detected in Sweden

The person fell ill after visiting an area known to be hit by the virus and is now being held in isolation, the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reported on its website.

Aake Oertsqvist, a specialist in infection control responsible for the Stockholm area, was quoted as saying the risk of an Ebola outbreak in Sweden was "very low".

"The virus is not airborne, but is spread among humans through direct or indirect contact via blood and other fluids," he was quoted as saying.

Source: AFP

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Congo Fever Ebola Virus Disease 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive