Sweden Ebola: Patient tests negative in Malmo hospital

Health workers dressed in protective suits are seen at the newly constructed MSF(Doctors Without Borders) Ebola treatment centre in Goma - September 2019 Image copyright Reuters
Image caption The Democratic Republic of Congo has seen an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the past year (file pic)

A patient admitted to hospital in Sweden with a possible case of the Ebola virus has tested negative.

Skane University hospital told the BBC the patient was "not infected" with Ebola. That person had come into the hospital with symptoms of fever.

Maria Josephsson, head of Skane's infectious diseases department, said tests were being carried out because of where the patient had been staying.

An ongoing Ebola outbreak in DR Congo has claimed more than 2,100 lives.

Another case was confirmed in Uganda earlier this year.

Ms Josephsson told the BBC that, as a precaution, the patient had been kept in isolation.

Later, she said: "Test results have now come back negative. The patient is not infected with Ebola."

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