Confirmed imported Ebola Case in Scotland

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On December 29th, 2014 a health care worker travelling from Sierra Leone and arriving in Glasgow was confirmed to have Ebola Virus Disease.  The health care worker became ill shortly after arriving in Scotland and was admitted to hospital before being transferred to a high-level isolation unit in London.

The health care worker was not reported to be symptomatic during travel.  The public health agency of England is still reaching out to all passengers  and crew aboard Royal Air Maroc flight 800 and Health Protection Scotland is reaching out to those aboard British Airways flight 1478.  Any person considered to be at high risk will be closely monitored.  Anyone presenting with symptoms within 21 days of contact with an Ebola case should be considered to have Ebola Virus Disease.

Current community health risks are considered to be very low.

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