Dutch hospital sealed off but ebola scare proves false alarm

Dutch emergency companies say an ebola scare that led them to seal off a part of a hospital within the port metropolis of Rotterdam has turned out to be a false alarm.

The Rijnmondveilig company coordinates emergency responses within the Rotterdam area. It tweeted early Thursday {that a} affected person entered the Maasstad Hospital on Wednesday night time with “a suspicion of ebola infection.” However, it added, “it has just been confirmed that it is not ebola.”

Photos taken earlier than the all-clear was given confirmed pink and white tape sealing off the doorway of the hospital’s emergency room.

An outbreak of the extremely contagious virus in Congo has killed greater than 1,800 folks, practically a 3rd of them youngsters. The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak a worldwide well being emergency.

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