Doctors in Scotland are treating a health-care worker infected with the Ebola virus after she returned from working with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone, authorities said.
The patient was admitted to a specialist unit in a Glasgow hospital early Monday, hours after arriving in the country, the government said.
“Infectious diseases procedures have been put into effect and the patient has been isolated,” a government statement said.
The patient, whose name and age weren’t disclosed, will be transferred to the U.K.’s specialized high-isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London as soon as possible. She is the second Ebola patient to be treated in the country since the outbreak of the disease began in West Africa this year. William Pooley, a 29-year-old nurse, survived after he was airlifted to Britain from Sierra Leone soon after contracting the virus.
The patient, a medical professional employed by Britain’s state-run National Health Service, had been working as a volunteer with the charity Save The Children in Sierra Leone at the Kerry Town treatment center.
Source : Bloomberg