Copenhagen – A suspected Ebola murder virus case was reported by a Swedish hospital, officials said on Friday, adding that the patient was isolated.
The Uppsala region, which oversees several hospitals and medical clinics north of Stockholm, says a patient test has not been identified, adding that a result would be available late Friday.
In his statement, the Uppsala Region said that so far "is just a matter of suspicion," adding that "other diseases are quite possible."
He did not tell where the patient was traveling, but the Swedish news agency TT said the patient had returned from a trip to Burundi three weeks ago and did not visit any region with the Ebola virus.
Authorities said the hospital in Enkoping, where the patient was first admitted, was shut down and the staff who treated the patient was "neat." Finally, the patient was transferred to an Uppsala infection clinic.
The patient came in the morning and, according to sources, there was bloodshed, which may be a symptom of Ebola infection, "said Mikael Kohler, spokeswoman for Upsala Nya Tidning, and was not immediately available for further comment .
The eastern Congo is currently facing an Ebola outbreak. All major outbreaks were in Africa, although isolated cases were reported outside the continent. Hemorrhagic fever virus spreads through contact with body fluids of the infected.