Ebola virus

Ebola virus – this deadly disease is still the subject of much debate with high level discussions continuing at the World Health Organisation, hopefully with further positive outcomes.

Are we safe in the UK?

Well  the risk is low unless you have travelled to a known infected area and had direct contact with a person with Ebola-like symptoms, or had contact with an infected animal or contaminated objects.

Fingers crossed, there have been no imported cases of Ebola in the UK. And while it is possible that someone infected with Ebola could arrive in the UK on a plane, the virus is not as easily transmitted as a respiratory virus such as influenza.

The NHS provide up to date advice including symptoms on the following web site:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/ebola-virus/Pages/Ebola-virus.aspx

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