Ebola alert: Swedish hospital says patient is showing signs of deadly virus – Express.co.uk

Skane University Hospital in Malmo, southern Sweden, said the person walked into the infection clinic on Monday after coming down with a fever and doctors immediately suspected a case of Ebola. Maria Josephson, director of operations at the clinic, said the patient, whose gender and age has not been revealed, had been in an area affected by Ebola, a disease which has killed thousands in a series of outbreaks in African nations since 2014. 

Ms Josephson told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet: “There are confirmed cases of Ebola in the area where the person has been staying. 

“The reason the suspicion arose is symptoms in the form of fever, combined with where the patient has been.” 

The hospital has launched an investigation to determine what exactly the patient is suffering from and has isolated them from others. 

Medical experts are expected to get their hands of test results as early as Tuesday. 

A spokesman at the Skane University Hospital said the patient is unlikely to have caught the virus disease “but we can’t rule it out before we have the test results”. 

The Western African nations of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea have seen a series of outbreaks in recent years which have left thousands dead. 

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The West Africa Ebola outbreak from 2014 to 2016 which shocked the world was the largest ever recorded. 

More than 11,000 people died during the two year period. 

In the Congo, health authorities are working with charities to vaccinate health workers and those who have been in contact with suspected Ebola cases. 

Skepticism of treatments has hampered the effort to contain the virus. 

Hundreds of health facilities proving vaccination have been attacked in the Congo. 

When first hit with Ebola, the sufferer can experience a sudden fever, muscle pain and severe weakness. 

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