Police in Albania have detained 40 illegal African immigrants, five of whom are showing symptoms of the Ebola virus.
The Macedonian newspaper Vecer states that the five are thought by police to be of Eritrean origin and that they arrived via Greece during the last few days. They are being held at a medical facility in Vlore, just over 80 miles from the nearest port in Italy.
Yesterday a person was detained in Montenegro by officials suspecting they are infected with the virus. Officials have not said where the West African came from, just that it was a country currently struggling with the Ebola outbreak.
Bulgaria has 14 people in quarantine, all of them from Sierra Leone,Guinea and Nigeria, they will be held until they have passed the 21 day incubation period without incident.
If any of these cases are confirmed they will be the first non-planned arrival of Ebola in Europe. Earlier this week a Spanish Priest brought to Madrid from Liberia died of the disease.