Ebola Scare Patient being tested in Wales

The patient is said to have travelled to a country where the virus is currently raging and is being observed at the Royal Glamorgan hospital.

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Health workers transporting an Ebola patient in UK

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A suspected Ebola patient is being tested at a hospital in South Wales, UK after showing symptoms of the disease.

The patient is said to have travelled to a country where the virus is currently raging and is now being observed at the Royal Glamorgan hospital.

A spokesman for Public Health Wales confirmed the suspected case of Ebola saying:

“Obviously the tests are being treated as urgent but this is a possible case. There is a procedure to be followed and rightly so and obviously that has to be paramount.”

“Procedures are being followed within the hospital to make sure that the patient is isolated and protective clothing will be worn by staff until such a time the diagnosis is confirmed or otherwise,” the spokesperson added.

The UK diagnosed its first case of Ebola in 39-year-old nurse Pauline Cafferkey who contracted the disease in Sierra Leone and is said to be in critical condition at London's Royal Free Hospital.

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