Fears that Ebola is spreading in Europe increased today as two nurses with possible exposure to the deadly virus were rushed to hospital with suspicious symptoms in two countries.
A patient in Denmark was admitted to hospital with symptoms of Ebola, in what officials feared could be the country’s first case of the deadly disease.
But hours later an official from the Hvidovre Hospital near Copenhagen where the nurse was taken told Reuters test results had come back negative for Ebola.
The unnamed patient was believed to be an aid worker with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) who recently arrived in Denmark from West Africa with a fever – one of the first symptoms of the potentially fatal disease.
Earlier, the Danish branch of MSF said in a statement the test was being carried out on one of its employees who had returned from West Africa and felt a ‘slight rise’ in temperature.
In France, a woman who recently helped treat an Ebola patient in France was rushed to the infectious diseases unit of Begin hospital in Paris with a high fever, Le Parisien reported.
She reportedly helped tend to a MSF nurse who contracted Ebola in Liberia and was released from a Paris hospital earlier this month after successful treatment.
If Ebola was confirmed, it would be the first case of Ebola transmission within France.
Meanwhile, Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, the first person to contract Ebola in Europe, is well enough to spend time out of bed in her isolated ward in Madrid…