Possible Ebola case in Rotterdam hospital, false alarm



Emergency services in Rotterdam took immediate action on Wednesday evening due to a possible case of Ebola, but investigation showed it was a false alarm.

A woman came to the first aid post of the Maasstad hospital with signs of the highly contagious disease, fever and vomiting.

Coordinated deployment of the emergency services was initiated afterwards by the Safety Region Rotterdam-Rijnmond.

The woman with the symptoms of the disease came from DR Congo, but not from an area where the disease currently prevails.

The Maasstad hospital initiated the Ebola protocol on the basis of the disease symptoms of the patient and the fact that she came from Congo.

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