(CNN)A person in Sweden is being treated for suspected Ebola contamination at Uppsala College Hospital, the regional authority said on Friday.
The affected person, who is at this time in isolation, changed into once first admitted at a sanatorium in Enköping — about 50 miles (80km) from Stockholm — earlier than being transferred to Uppsala at round 7a.m. native time (1a.m. ET).
The affected person changed into once in Burundi for round three weeks, returning to Sweden three weeks ago, Chief Medical Officer of the Uppsala space, Mikael Köhler, suggested CNN Friday.
They visited “largely urban areas in Burundi, the come by there might be now not any longer belief to be any energetic Ebola as a ways as every person is aware of,” Köhler said by phone.
Nonetheless the affected person displayed doable indicators of Ebola including vomiting blood upon arrival on the sanatorium, he defined.
Köhler stressed that that is serene handiest a suspicion and that check results are anticipated to be released at roughly 6 p.m. native time (12 p.m. ET).
Authorities said the emergency room at Enköping has since closed and workers who’ve been in contact with the affected person are being sorted.
Ebola — which causes fever, severe headaches and in some cases hemorrhaging — kills about 1/2 of these contaminated.
Instances of Ebola in other places
Instances of Ebola are very rare in Europe, with one case reported in Italy in 2015, one in Spain in 2014 and one in the UK the identical year, in conserving with the WHO.
Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, is at this time monitoring an American who changed into once per chance uncovered to Ebola whereas offering medical support in Congo. Dr. Ted Cieslak, who is an infectious disease specialist on the medical centers said in a commentary on December 29, “the person might per chance well per chance additionally have been uncovered to the virus but is not very any longer sick and is not very any longer contagious.”
Burundi, the come by the affected person changed into once visiting, borders the Democratic Republic of Congo which is at this time going thru the 2nd-deadliest and 2nd-ideal Ebola outbreak in history — with cases surpassing 600 on Wednesday. Right here is topped handiest by a plague in West Africa in 2014 when the disease killed more than eleven,000 of us, in conserving with the World Health Organization.
Humans can change into contaminated by Ebola if they arrive into contact with body fluids equivalent to blood, urine and tears from an contaminated person or wicked objects from an contaminated person. The virus is not very any longer transmitted thru the air.
Humans can additionally be uncovered to the virus thru contaminated animals, as an illustration, by butchering them.
Health care workers who’re unprotected are at risk of infection thanks to how close they work with patients for the length of treatment.