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Ebola case is reported at Swedish hospital

By Associated Press

A suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus has been reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said, adding the patient has been isolated.

Region Uppsala, which oversees several hospitals and medical clinics north of Stockholm, said yesterday a test had been carried out on the patient, who was not identified, adding a result would be available later.

It said it was so far "only a matter of suspicion", adding: "Other diseases are quite possible."

It did not say where the patient had travelled, but Sweden's TT news agency said that the patient had returned from a trip to Burundi in Africa three weeks ago.

The authorities said the hospital in Enkoping where the patient was first admitted had its emergency room shut down and staff who treated the patient were "cared for".

The patient was eventually transferred to an infection clinic.

All major outbreaks have been in Africa, though isolated cases have been reported outside the continent.

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