Patient with Ebola Symptoms Hospitalized in Kosovo's Capital

Southeast Europe | October 17, 2014, Friday // 12:23|  views

Thermal cameras have been installed in some countries' airports as part of efforts to detect ebola. Photo by EPA/BGNES

A patient showing symptoms of Ebola was taken to a hospital in Kosovo's capital Pristina, a local TV channel says.

The Dardanija medical center confirmed there were suspicions the man might be suffering from the deadly virus, Macedonian daily Dnevnik wrote on its website.

However, doctors warned further examinations would have to be carried out before any final conclusions were made.

Dnevnik reports the man had earlier undertaken a pilgrimage to the holy Saudi Arabian city of Mecca and might have been infected during his trip.

Earlier in October, the death of a Briton in neighboring Macedonia raised fears the virus could have spread to the Balkans, but the Ebola hypothesis was later dismissed, with doctors saying he might have died of alcohol intoxication.

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