(Recasts with hospital saying not treating as Ebola)
BERLIN Aug 19 A Berlin hospital treating a
woman taken ill in a job centre on Wednesday and initially
treated as a suspected Ebola case said she did not appear to
have the deadly virus and had not been in the epidemic area in
Emergency services in the German capital briefly cordoned
off a job centre and took a woman with symptoms including high
fever to the Charite hospital for treatment.
A spokeswoman for the hospital later said that the woman -
whose name was not released - was more likely to be suffering
from a stomach infection, though Ebola could not be ruled out
formally until the results of a blood test were examined.
"At this time the experts at the Charite do not regard this
to be Ebola," said the hospital spokeswoman in a statement. "The
patient has not been staying in an affected region."
(Reporting by Stephen Brown; Editing by Noah Barkin)