The emergency clinic at the hospital was closed and staff who were in contact with the patient are being looked after.

Medical tests have shown a patient being treated in isolation at a Swedish hospital for suspected Ebola is not infected with the virus.

Local authorities confirmed the results on Friday after a man was admitted to a hospital in Enkoping before being transferred to nearby Uppsala University Hospital, where the emergency clinic has been closed.

Staff who have been in contact with the patient – a young man who had been in Burundi for around three weeks – at both hospitals were also being looked after, the regional authority said earlier.

The man had shown symptoms of haemorrhagic fever and was vomiting blood when he was admitted to hospital.

Officials had stressed that the disease may not be Ebola and that it was “only a matter of suspicion”.

Symptoms of Ebola – including fever and stomach pain – may take three weeks to appear after contact with the deadly virus, which has killed hundreds of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo in recent months.

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