Suspected Ebola patient hospitalised in Lisbon

A woman from Guinea may be Portugal’s first Ebola patient.

National media is currently reporting that the woman, who doesn’t speak Portuguese, was taken into the Barreiro-Montijo Hospital today presenting “many symptoms” of Ebola, having already been transferred to an isolation room at Curry Cabral Hospital in Lisbon.

It is reported that the woman will now undergo medical exams at the Ricardo Jorge Institute to confirm whether or not she is infected with the deadly virus.

Recent data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) shows that 22,894 have been infected with Ebola since the beginning of this latest epidemic. So far, 9,177 people have died – only 15 of them outside Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.