Ebola risk remains low as medic flown home

A UK military healthcare worker who was infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone has been flown home and is being treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Four other healthcare workers who had been in contact with the infected person are also being assessed. Two were flown home on the same flight as the infected worker and are now being monitored at the Royal Free. The others are being assessed in Sierra Leone. None of the four has been diagnosed with Ebola. The latest case follows that of Glasgow nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was found to have Ebola after arriving in Glasgow from Sierra Leone in December 2014. She recovered after specialist care at the Royal Free Hospital and was discharged. Ms Cafferkey remains the only case confirmed in the UK, and the risk to the general public is very low. Ebola can be transmitted only by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person. The UK has well-established and practised infection control procedures for dealing with cases of imported infectious disease, and these will be strictly followed to minimise the risk of transmission. Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, said: "The UK has robust, well-developed and well-tested systems for managing Ebola virus disease. All appropriate infection control procedures have, and will continue to be, strictly followed to minimise any risk of transmission. UK hospitals have a proven record of dealing with imported infectious diseas...
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