Has Ebola spread to Europe? Patient in Sweden is feared to have been struck down with the killer virus after vomiting blood following a trip to Africa

Friday, January 4, 2019
By Paul Martin

The patient is currently in isolation at the University Hospital in Uppsala
Ebola is considered one of the most lethal pathogens in existence
Tests results of the patient are expected tonight, officials have announced

By STEPHEN MATTHEWS
DAILYMAIL.COM
4 January 2019

A patient in Sweden is feared to have been struck down with Ebola, health officials in the country have warned.

The patient, who local reports suggest is a ‘younger man’, is currently in isolation at the University Hospital in Uppsala.

Doctors treating the man, whose symptoms including blood in his vomit and stools, say he is awake and his blood pressure is normal.

Test results expected tonight will confirm if he does have Ebola – considered one of the most lethal pathogens in existence.

If the unnamed patient does have it, he would be the fifth person to have ever been diagnosed with the virus on European soil, it is believed.

Ebola killed 11,000 people and ravaged West Africa during an epidemic between 2014-15. One case was detected in Spain, Italy and the UK, respectively.

Officials at Region Uppsala – the local health body – have today admitted it is ‘quite possible’ the patient could have another disease.

Mikael Köhler, head doctor at Region Uppsala, told UNT how the patient visited a hospital in Enköping this morning.

He revealed how the patient had blood in their vomit, warning that it can be a symptom of Ebola.

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