Thanks to Lucie Lecomte for spotting this report in Aftonbladet: Suspected case of Ebola in Sweden. Excerpt from the Google translation:
A suspected case of Ebola infection have been discovered in Sweden.
A person who visited one of the countries risk has fallen ill with fever - and cared for now at the infectious diseases clinic at Karolinska Hospital.
"The risk is minimal that it is Ebola, but we are extremely strict in management," says Åke Örtqvist, Director of Disease Control in Stockholm County.
At 17:30 o'clock on Sunday sent a specially equipped ambulance to Solna to pick a man with Sweden's first suspected cases of Ebola.
The man had fallen ill with a fever. He had recently visited one of the countries where the risk of the epidemic struck. Healthcare acted then, according to the action plan that the National Board has developed and the man has been transferred to the infectious diseases clinic at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge.
"The Action Plan we write that a suspected case is whether a person who has visited an area where the epidemic occurs and becomes ill within 21 days with a fever higher than 38 degrees, it's the definition of a suspected case," says Åke Örtqvist to Aftonbladet.
Risk is small
He emphasizes that the risk of the man hit by Ebola is extremely small, but that the circumstances and that Ebola is a serious disease that makes safety increased.
"You have put it on the level that we can rule out a case slips between your fingers. The man is now being treated in infectious disease unit had himself visited a local emergency on Sunday.
"What I was told is that he himself stated that he had not had contact with any Ebola patient, but we do not know, and it is not sure that he knows that either."
Samples were taken
To rule out that the man is infected with Ebola has been sampled that as soon as possible, analyzed by the Public Health Agency P4 laboratory in Solna.
The bunker where the sample analyzed is one of the most well-protected places in the country and equipped with several locks, where the air is sterilized.
According to Ake Örtqvist should be within one day have an answer to whether the man suffered from Ebola or not.
This will be a very easy case for ECDC to check out; someone just has to walk down Tomtebodavägen from ECDC headquarters, cross Solnavägen, and then go up Karolinskavägen a couple of blocks to the hospital.