Sunday, 24 August 2014

Ebola: First British citizen contracts the virus in Sierra Leone



First British tested positive to the deadly Ebola virus as Britain recorded it's first case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) after a national living in Sierra Leone contracted the virus. Professor John Watson, deputy chief medical officer, said:
'The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low.'Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided.
'We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts.
According to the latest UN figures, 2,615 people have tested positive for Ebola and 1,427 people have died.

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