Evacuated aid worker cleared of Ebola infection in Sweden

January 6, 2015 11:24 pm 

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 6 — An aid worker evacuated from West Africa to Sweden after being exposed to the Ebola virus has been cleared of the disease, Swedish national daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter reported Monday.

The woman, who was flown to Sweden on Sunday, was able to leave Skane University Hospital after doctors determined she was unlikely to have contracted the disease while caring for Ebola patients in West Africa.

"A specialist team has seen the person overnight. They have been able to ascertain that the person is healthy and does not have any signs whatsoever of Ebola infection. She has been able to leave the hospital. The infectious disease clinic will follow up with the patient," Louise Ercolino, spokesperson for Region Skane press office, told the newspaper.

Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan previously reported that the possible risk of infection occurred when a plastic glove reportedly broke while sick patients were under the aid worker's care.

As a precautionary measure, the woman was evacuated to Sweden and extra staff were called in to the infection clinic where she was tested for the disease.

So far, no patients have been diagnosed with Ebola in Sweden. (PNA/Xinhua)



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