Possible Ebola exposure monitored by health officials

  • 5 August 2014
  • From the section Wales
Ebola virus
Image caption Anyone with Ebola symptoms is advised to seek medical attention

A Welsh resident who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus while visiting western Africa is being monitored by health officials.

Public Health Wales (PHW) said the individual does not have Ebola symptoms but they are voluntarily staying away from work and limiting contact with others.

Doctors will continue to monitor their condition for up to 21 days.

PHW said there were no current cases of Ebola in Wales.

Ebola virus disease (EVD)

Symptoms include high fever, bleeding and central nervous system damage

Fatality rate can reach 90%

Incubation period is two to 21 days

There is no vaccine or cure

Supportive care such as rehydrating patients who have diarrhoea and vomiting can help recovery

Fruit bats are considered to be virus's natural host

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