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Swedish hospital treats suspected Ebola case

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A Swedish hospital is treating a patient that may have Ebola, the Uppsala regional government said Friday.

The authorities cautioned the case has not been confirmed and that test results are expected tonight.

The patient remains isolated and the emergency room at the University Hospital in Uppsala has been closed.

Reuters reports the patient spent three weeks in Burundi and is “exhibiting classic symptoms of hemorrhagic fever, including vomiting blood.”

Burundi has not reported any cases of Ebola. It borders the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is dealing with an outbreak of the infectious disease.

As of December 27, the World Health Organization recorded nearly 600 cases and confirmed 309 people have died in the latest outbreak.

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