Man Vomiting Blood Treated For Suspected Ebola In Sweden UPDATE: TEST IS NEGATIVE
UPDATE: Tests have returned NEGATIVE for Ebola. The man in Sweden DOES NOT have Ebola.
Note from Daisy: If this turns out to be Ebola, it means that the disease is officially a pandemic. It means we have to think about this person’s route of travel. It means that others in Sweden were exposed since he presented with active symptoms. To learn more about preparing for Ebola, check out this article.
by Tyler Durden
A man vomiting blood was admitted to a Swedish hospital for suspected Ebola after spending around three weeks in the African country of Burundi, according to Sky News.
He was initially admitted to a hospital in the Swedish town of Enkoping, Sweden before he was transferred to nearby Uppsala University Hospital – where the emergency clinic has been closed.
The patient is being treated in isolation in the emergency clinic of Uppsala University Hospital (via Sky News)
Healthcare workers who have been in contact with the young man at both hospitals are also under close observation according to the regional authority
Authorities have stressed that the disease may not be Ebola, and that for now it’s “only a matter of suspicion.”
Test results are expected Friday night.
The Ebola virus can take as many as three weeks to present symptoms, which include fever, stomach pain and highly infectious blood coming from a victim’s orifices.
Burundi neighbors the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is currently in its sixth month of the country’s largest Ebola outbreak ever. So far the disease has been contained in the eastern region of the DRC, however officials are concerned that residents fleeing the country to neighboring Uganda following a tumultuous presidential election may spread the disease across borders.
For more information about preparing for Ebola, check out this article.
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