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Ebola threat to Norway: Sweden fears first case

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Ebola threat to Norway: Sweden fears first case
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22:35 CEST+02:00
Sweden has confirmed a suspected case of Ebola on Sunday, making it possibly the first Nordic case of the virus.

A hospital in Stockholm is investigating a possible case of Ebola, reported NTB.

A man who recently travelled to a "risk area" for the virus was taken to Karolinska University Hospital in the Swedish capital suffering from a fever. He is being treated in an isolation unit.

Åke Örtqvist, doctor at the infectious disease unit at Karolinska hospital, said to Aftonbladet: "The risk is minimal of it being Ebola, but we handle all such cases in seriously. We have a high level of safety to ensure we don't overlook a possible case of contamination."

More than 1,500 people have died in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa since March, stated Reuters.

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