UK has its first Ebola case on its hand at a time when many seem to have forgotten about the disease…
According to reports, 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.
Currently, all people she may have possibly come in contact with are being investigated, including on flights to Scotland via Heathrow.
UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt confirmed that the woman would be taken to a specialist unit in London. It is expected she will be transferred overnight by air ambulance.
Alisdair MacConachie, of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said: the Ebola patient “is being managed in an isolation facility by staff who are comfortable managing patients in such a situation. She herself is quite stable and is not showing any great clinical concern at the minute.”