Glasgow Healthcare Worker Diagnosed With Ebola

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A female healthcare worker who returned to Glasgow from Sierra Leone last night has been confirmed as having Ebola.

They returned to Scotland via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving into Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at around 11.30pm.

The patient was admitted to hospital early this morning after feeling unwell and was placed into isolation at 7.50am.

The individual has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus, but will be taken to the Royal Free Hospital in London imminently.

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