Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow

A healthcare worker who returned from Sierra Leone on Sunday night has been diagnosed with Ebola and is receiving treatment in Glasgow, the Scottish government has said.

The woman has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee unit for infectious diseases on the Gartnavel hospital campus.

In a statement the Scottish government said the patient was a healthcare worker who was helping to combat the disease in west Africa. She returned to Scotland from Sierra Leone late on Sunday night via Casablanca and London Heathrow, arriving at Glasgow airport on British Airways flight BA1478 at about 11.30pm.

The flight from Casablanca was with a Moroccan airline. The flight number is not yet known but Public Health England will be contacting passengers who were on board…

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  • Norman_In_New_York

    Only the latest scare by professional medical Chicken Littles out to gin up money for themselves. As bad as 7,500 deaths are, that number is much lower than the five-digit estimates the panic-mongers have put forth.

  • Hard Little Machine

    I never liked Gordon Brown anyway.

    • Minicapt

      … or George Galloway.

      Cheers

      • Just a thought

        Well, yeah, but Brown was a bit less candid, so he took longer for some to spot.

  • Just a thought

    ” The flight number is not yet known but Public Health England will be contacting [the next of kin of] passengers who were on board [as soon as they can, and with any luck will be on time to save some of them]”

    There, I fixed it.

  • J. C.

    Guess I won’t be buying any Innis & Gunn lager for a while…

  • ed

    another case reported in cornwall sw England