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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Ebola reaches UK: Briton feared to have caught virus after travelling in West Africa

A BRITON is feared to have caught the deadly Ebola virus after travelling in the West African region where it has claimed more than 800 lives.

It is now feared that Ebola has reached the UK [GETTY]

Health chiefs in Wales said yesterday that the condition of the suspected victim is being "closely monitored".
Officials confirmed that the unnamed patient from Cardiff, South Wales, contacted them after feeling ill on their return to British soil.
They were effectively quarantined in their own home and would speak to doctors on a daily basis until the threat was deemed to have passed.
Public Health Wales said the patient believed they "may have been exposed" to the virus which has killed 826 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Guinea.
Spokesperson Anna Humphries said: "We have known about this person for the last week - somebody travelled in West Africa and came back a week ago.
"They identified they may have been exposed to Ebola.
"The reason we haven't spoken about this before is the individual is not currently a case of ebola."
She said there was "no risk to the public" posed by the quarantined traveller and stressed that the case is unconfirmed.  Read more
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