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First Ebola case diagnosed in the United Kingdom

Published:Monday | December 29, 2014 | 4:38 PM

LONDON (AP) —

A female health care worker who has just returned from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in a Glasgow hospital, Scottish authorities said Monday.




Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called it the first case of Ebola ever diagnosed inside the United Kingdom.



The patient flew to Glasgow via Casablanca and London's Heathrow Airport, arriving late Sunday, the Scottish government said.



The health care worker was admitted to a hospital on Monday morning after developing a fever.



Sturgeon said the risk to the public is "extremely low to the point of negligible" and that pre-planned steps would be taken to protect the public.



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