Ebola: Patient tested in Malmo

Sweden Ebola: Patient tested in Malmo hospital

A patient is being tested for a possible case of the Ebola virus at a hospital in Malmo in southern Sweden.

Skane University hospital told the BBC that Ebola was “not a likely diagnosis”. The patient had come into the hospital with symptoms of fever.

Maria Josephsson, head of Skane’s infectious diseases department, said tests were being carried out because of where the patient had been staying.

An ongoing Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has claimed more than 2,100 lives.

Another case was confirmed in Uganda earlier this year.

On Tuesday Ms Josephsson told the BBC: “The patient is kept in isolation. We don´t know the exact time for the test results.”

Standard procedures were being followed and Ebola could not be ruled out until there was a negative result, she said.

Source: bbc.co.uk

Electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion

Electron micrograph of an Ebola virus virion

Leave a Reply

Follow us

Get in Touch
Close

Call Us

Main Office: +44 (0) 1279 216726

Risk Consulting
Email: [email protected]
Call: 44 (0) 1279 874 528

Physical and Asset Security
Email: [email protected]
Call: +44 (0) 1279 874 529

Security Systems
Email: [email protected]
Call: 44 (0) 1279 874 521

Maritime Security
Email: [email protected]
Duty Manager: +44 (0) 7827 359132.
24/7 Emergency Telephone: +44 (0) 1202 045 833