Ebola case confirmed in Scotland

Ebola case confirmed in Scotland

A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow.

The woman, who arrived from Sierra Leone on Sunday night, is in isolation at Glasgow’s Gartnavel Hospital.

All possible contacts with the case are being investigated, including on flights to Scotland via Heathrow. …

UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that the woman…will be flown from Glasgow and taken to the Royal Free Hospital in north London “as soon as we possibly can”…

Charity Save the Children confirmed the woman was an NHS healthworker working at the Ebola Treatment Centre in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone. …

[T]he patient was thought to have had contact with only one other person since arriving in the city, but…all passengers on the flights the woman took will be traced.

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