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Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case says man not infected with virus

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By Emma Beswick with with Reuters
Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case says man not infected with virus
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A young man in Sweden feared to have contracted the Ebola virus has been cleared after tests, the country's regional authority said.

The patient fell ill after staying in Burundi for several weeks and checked in to Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital for treatment.

The hospital kept all patients in the emergency room in isolation as a precaution. These measures were lifted after the tests found no strains of Ebola.

Symptoms of the virus include fever and abdominal pain as many as three weeks after a person came into contact with it, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The hospital added the man's condition has improved and he is undergoing further tests at an infection clinic.

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa ended two years ago after claiming the lives of as many as 11,300 people across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.