Enlarge / The hospital in Enköping, Sweden, is pictured on January 4, 2019, as it has received a case of suspected Ebola, according to health care officials. The patient was first admitted to hospital in Enköping after being treated now in Uppsala University Hospital. The emergency room in Enköping was closed, and staff who came in contact with the patient were being cared for, a statement said. (credit: Getty | FREDRIK SANDBERG)
Medical tests have cleared a man initially suspected of being infected with Ebola in Sweden.
The man, who had recently traveled to Central Africa, made global headlines Friday and sent Swedish authorities into high alert after arriving at a local emergency department that morning with symptoms of viral hemorrhagic fever, including vomiting blood.
That emergency department—at a hospital in Enköping, which is about 80km northwest of Stockholm—was promptly shuttered, and the hospital began crisis responses. Authorities transferred the man to Uppsala University Hospital, where doctors treated him in isolation in the hospital’s infection unit.