Patient Placed in Quarantine After Suspected Ebola Case in Sweden

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The individual, whose identity was not disclosed, first visited an emergency room in Enköping, about 50 miles outside Stockholm, prompting hospital authorities to shut down the emergency department, a release says.

The unidentified patient was transferred by ambulance from Enköping hospital to the University teaching hospital at Uppsala which has a specialist infection clinic capable of treating them in isolation.

Patients who meant to go to the A&E at Enköping hospital were told to go instead to a primary care provider or the University Hospital in Uppsala, the authority added. All major outbreaks have been in Africa, though isolated cases have been reported outside the continent.

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Test results are expected to come back tonight, Uppsala's regional authority said in a statement, reiterating that "it is only a matter of suspicion" and that it could be another disease.

The man had returned from a trip to the east African country of Burundi several weeks ago. Burundi itself is not a known Ebola area but is adjacent to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda which have both seen Ebola outbreaks in recent years. All three patients were hospitalized and none died.

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