Suspected Ebola Case Detected in Sweden

by Kathy Jones on  September 1, 2014 at 8:41 PM General Health News
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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

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