A Scottish Ebola patient who has been transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in north London to continue her treatment in a medical centre with specialist facilities.
The woman is the first Scottish Ebola patient to be diagnosed on UK soil. According to Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, the nurse is the first case of Ebola patient to be diagnosed inside the United Kingdom.
The health worker, who was helping Ebola patients in Sierra Leone flew into the UK on December 29th onboard a commercial British Airways passenger flight to London Heathrow Airport where she continued her journey to Glasgow.
On Monday morning, she was admitted to a hospital in Glasgow after developing a fever. It was then discovered that she was suffering from Ebola and then quarantined at the Gartnavel hospital in Glasgow.
According to a statement on The Royal Free London hospital’s website where the patient has been transferred to, “The patient will be treated in the high-level isolation unit (HLIU).”
Passengers who travelled on the same British Airways with the nurse from Sierra Leone to the UK are being contacted to get them screened for Ebola infection.
Photo Credit: The Guardian UK.