Left Menu
Development News Edition

UPDATE 1-Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case


UPDATE 1-Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case
(Image Credit: Twitter)

A person is being treated in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital on suspicion of infection with Ebola, the regional authority said on Friday.

The patient was admitted to Enkoping hospital before being transferred to Uppsala. The emergency clinic at Enkoping was closed and staff who were in contact with the patient were being looked after.

"Test results will likely be ready some time tonight. This is still only a suspicion and other diseases are a clear possibility," the regional authority's statement said.

Symptoms such as fever and abdominal pain may appear up to three weeks after contact with the deadly virus, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Democratic Republic of Congo has been experiencing an Ebola outbreak for almost six months, which has killed 356 of the 585 people infected.

The epidemic in a volatile part of Congo is now only surpassed by the 2013-2016 outbreak in West Africa, where more than 28,000 cases were confirmed. (Reporting by Johan Ahlander Editing by Niklas Pollard and Kevin Liffey)

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Download The Devdiscourse News App for Latest News.


TRENDING

OPINION/BLOG/INTERVIEW

Conspiracy theories on COVID 19: Legislators, Scientists, and Journalists all joined the Caravan

Conspiracy theories are not new for virus epidemics. There have been conspiracy theories on HIV-AIDS, Polio Vaccines, Ebola Virus, and several other diseases as well. However, what makes the 2019 Novel Coronavirus different from others is ...

Top 10 Fake News, Myths and Realities on 2019 Novel Coronavirus COVID 19

With nearly 1500 deaths by January 14 and around 65,000 infections in China, the Novel Coronavirus 2019 has become one of the worst health epidemics of the 21st Century. However, 8,573 people have been cured but the rumor mongers are a...

Handling fake news Infodemic in time of Coronavirus epidemic

Social media has provided a platform where everybody can disseminate his her views without any supervision. Its excellent if the message is genuine but misinformation is equally disastrous. Health is such a topic where every Tom and Harry c...

Sentiment Analysis on Budget 2020: Long shot for solution to economic worries?

Industries and individuals alike had high expectations from the government to take tangible steps but the budget 2020 seems to have failed expectations....

Videos

Latest News

Ravens' Hurst reveals suicide attempt, mental health challenges

Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst established himself as an NFL player in 2019 when he made 30 receptions for a 14-2 team. But the 26-year-old is sharing details about a less-successful time in his life when his battles with anxiety a...

US Domestic News Roundup: AG sues Google for collecting personal data; Bloomberg campaign reports $409 million spend and more

Following is a summary of current US domestic news briefs.New Mexico AG sues Google for collecting personal data of school childrenNew Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Alphabet Incs Google, allegin...

Australia says two evacuees from Japan cruise vessel have coronavirus

Two Australians evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan have tested positive for coronavirus after returning to their home country, Australias health department said on Friday.Australia on Thursday evacuated 170 citizens from the Diamond Prin...

Shiva Temple inside police station in Bhopal renamed as 'Thaneshwar Mahadev Mandir'

A temple of Lord Shiva inside the premises of Sant Hirdaram Nagar police station in Bairagarh, has been renamed as Thaneshwar Mahadev Mandir, on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri. SHO Shivpal Singh Kushwaha said that the temple is located at ...

Give Feedback