Glasgow & West Scotland

Scottish man tests 'negative' for Ebola

A Scottish man who had recently returned from west Africa has tested negative for the Ebola virus.

The man was admitted to a hospital in Glasgow in the early hours after showing possible symptoms of the virus.

He was taken to the Brownlee Centre for infectious diseases at Gartnavel Hospital at about 02:20, after being transferred from Ayrshire.

Health officials had previously said they thought it was "very unlikely" that he would have the virus.

An NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde spokesman earlier said: "A man has been admitted to hospital this morning and is being tested for Ebola. He had come from Liberia."

An update issued later stated: "A test for Ebola has come back negative."

A year after the outbreak in West Africa was officially declared, the virus has killed more than 10,000 people.

Most deaths occurred in the worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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