Via Stern.de: Ebola epidemic infection is suspected in Berlin Job Center. The "600 under quarantine" detail appears to have been exaggerated. Excerpt from the Google translation:
In a job center in Berlin-Pankow is on Tuesday, a woman who comes from Africa, on suspicion of Ebola been treated by emergency physicians. The 30-year-old patient had suffered a dizzy spell and showed the typical signs of infection such as high fever, said a fire service spokesman. She was isolated in only one ambulance and was then taken for examination in the infectious diseases ward of the Virchow-Klinikum of the Charité. Several contacts have been put on a clinic. On Virchow-Klinikum, there is a isolation ward for cases of the disease.
More detailed information on the origin of the woman did not make the authorities. According to media reports, they should come from West Africa and claims to have had contact with Ebola patients.
The Job Center was initially locked. Meanwhile allowed the visitors who had no contact with the potentially infected woman leave the building again, as the fire brigade spokesman said.
Proof takes several hours
The first signs of Ebola are high fever and circulatory problems similar to flu or tropical diseases such as malaria. Ebola is far less contagious than the flu and can only be transmitted through contact with body fluid of an infected person entering into wounds or mucous membranes.
Ebola can be detected only through a blood test. The process usually takes several hours. Berlin is well prepared for a possible Ebola cases. The special isolation on Virchow-Klinikum has space for up to 20 people. Patients are cared for there by doctors in protective suits.