Ebola outbreak: Swedish hospital investigates possible case

A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media reported today.

A man who travelled to a 'risk area' for the virus is isolated after suffering from a fever

More than 1,500 people have died in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa since March. A man who recently travelled to a 'risk area' is now in a Swedish hospital isolation unit. (Reuters)

A hospital in the Swedish capital is investigating a possible case of Ebola, Swedish media reported on Sunday.

A man who recently travelled to a "risk area" for the virus was taken to Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm suffering from a fever and is being treated in an isolation unit, the reports said.

More than 1,500 people have died in an Ebola outbreak in West Africa since March.

"The virus isn't airborne and can only be spread between people through direct contact with blood and other body fluids," daily Svenska Dagbladet wrote, quoting a statement by the Stockholm County Council.
 
Neither the council nor the hospital could immediately be reached for comment.