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Test shows it is "probably not" Ebola

Updated onsdag 7 januari 2015 kl 20.47
Published onsdag 7 januari 2015 kl 10.38
En svensk biståndsarbetare som kan ha smittats av ebola anländer med specialflyg till Sturup. Foto: Johan Nilsson/TT
The aid worker was flown back to Sweden. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

A nurse was on Wednesday taken into a special isolation unit in Linköping, after showing symptoms that may possibly be Ebola. but in the evening, the news agency TT reported that the first tests show it is "probably not" Ebola. 

On Sunday, the nurse flew home after an incident in Sierra Leone, where she had been helping Ebola patients as part of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.

The nurse was taken to the hospital earlier this week but was deemed on Monday to be healthy. Nevertheless, because Ebola has an incubation period of 3 weeks, she was told to stay at home and keep in continual contact with the infectious diseases clinic.

While working in Sierra Leone, chlorine solution, which workers use to clean themselves, had run into the joint between her protective clothing and her glove and had burned her skin, according to Aftonbladet. The civil contingencies agency saw this as increasing her risk of infection, so they opted to fly her home.

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