Disease 2019

A new disturbing Ebola-related virus has been found in bats in China known as the filovirus or Mengla virus and can be deadly to humans
Researchers have discovered a new Ebola-related virus in bats in China, a study says.
The potentially dangerous filovirus, known as Mengla virus, comes from the Rousettus bat in Yunnan Province, China, and can lead to fatal fever diseases in humans, according to findings published Monday in Nature Microbiology.
"Studying the genetic diversity and geographic distribution of bat-borne filoviruses is very important for risk assessment and outbreak prevention as this type of infectious disease can affect the general public without warning with devastating consequences," Wang Lin-Fa, Director of the Emerging Infectious Diseases Signature Research Programme at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, said in a news release.

Ebola Europe shock! Swede is suspected of Ebola contamination and is being treated at the Uppsala University Hospital Sweden
A person in Sweden is being treated for suspected Ebola contamination at Uppsala University Hospital, the regional authority said on Friday.
The patient, who is currently in isolation, was first admitted at a hospital in Enkoping -- about 50 miles (80km) from Stockholm -- before being transferred to Uppsala.
It is not clear if the individual travelled to an area where Ebola is being transmitted prior to developing symptoms.
Ebola -- which causes fever, severe headaches and in some cases haemorrhaging -- kills about half of those infected.
Authorities said the emergency room at Enkoping has since closed and staff who were in contact with the patient are being looked after.

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