Prof John Watson, deputy chief medical officer for England
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British Ebola patient on way to UK from Sierra Leone

A Briton infected with Ebola in Sierra Leone is being flown to Britain on an RAF aircraft.

The patient, who is a healthcare worker, is to be flown to RAF Northolt and will then be transported to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in north London.

The Department of Health says the patient is not "seriously unwell" at the moment.

Prof John Watson, deputy chief medical officer for England, said the risk to the UK from the virus remains "very low".

  • 24 Aug 2014
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