Ebola hits EUROPE as disease found in Sweden

Suspected Ebola case being investigated by Swedish hospital

Suspected Ebola case being investigated by Swedish hospital

Before arriving at the hospital, the patient sought treatment at an emergency clinic in Enkoping, which has since closed, with medical staff who came in contact with him already being cared for, Reuters reported.

Test results were expected late Friday, the statement said, adding that it was "still a suspicion" of Ebola and that other diseases could be blamed.

A healthcare worker in th USA was placed under quarantine in December after fears struck that he may have contracted te deadly Ebola virus after returning from from the DRC.

University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha is monitoring an American who was possibly exposed to Ebola while providing medical assistance in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola is a haemorrhagic fever that spreads rapidly by contact with the body fluids of an infected person, causing internal bleeding and potentially death. It is the 10th such outbreak in the Congo since the disease was first detected there in 1976. And although Burundi is not known to have any active Ebola and the man mostly visited the urban areas of Burundi, authorities had to take the necessary precautions.

There is now no known Ebola outbreak in Burundi, but the country borders the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which has been battling an Ebola outbreak for nearly six months.

All major Ebola outbreaks have been in Africa, though isolated cases have been reported outside the continent. The disease has killed 356 of the 585 people known to have been infected.

Health workers practice proper donning of protective gear during the training on vaccination against Ebola.

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