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Nurse evacuated to Sweden for Ebola tests

Updated söndag 4 januari 2015 kl 17.18
Published söndag 4 januari 2015 kl 16.49
Skånes universitetssjukhus
Photo: TT

A nurse who was helping treat people with Ebola in West Africa has been evacuated back to Sweden, for testing for the infectious disease at Skåne University Hospital in Lund.

According to the newspaper Sydsvenskan, she was involved in an incident involving a torn protective glove. She’s one of two Swedish nurses sent by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to help treat Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Louise Ercolino of the Region Skåne press office and Mattias Frick of the contingencies agency both say the woman has not shown any symptoms, but has been brought back to Sweden as a precautionary measure.

So far no one in Sweden has been found to have been infected with Ebola.

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