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Suspected Ebola Patient Hospitalized in Polish City of Lodz: Reports

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A suspected Ebola patient was hospitalized in the Polish city of Lodz, TVP channel reported Monday.

WARSAW, October 13 (RIA Novosti) - A suspected Ebola patient was hospitalized in the Polish city of Lodz, TVP channel reported Monday.

The Polish broadcaster said that a 31-year-old man, who moved to Poland from Germany was hospitalized. He is reported to had been working with foreigners, natives of Guinea.

The press-secretary of the regional sanitary and epidemiological station told the broadcaster that "a man told of the symptoms of the disease, indicating the virus."

According to the channel, the patient was taken to a hospital in Lodz from a smaller town of Sieradz.

"For the first time the police has accompanied an ambulance carriage," the channel informed.

If laboratory tests confirm the Ebola case, which will be the first one in Poland.

The Ebola epidemic is currently taking place in West Africa broke out in southern Guinea in February, and later spread across the entire region, with cases also having been reported in Spain and the United States. The number of people, who have died from the Ebola virus, has reached 4,033, while a total of 8,399 cases have been reported, according to WHO.

The Ebola virus is transmitted through direct contact with the bodily fluids of those infected. Though there is no officially approved medication for the disease, several countries are currently working on developing Ebola vaccines.

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