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Ebola alert at Birmingham airport as man tested for deadly virus

A man has been tested for the deadly virus Ebola after flying into Birmingham Airport from Nigeria.

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Ebola alert at Birmingham airport as man tested for deadly virus

Birmingham Airport Credit: BRUNO FAHY/Belga/Press Association Images

A man has been tested for the deadly virus Ebola after flying into Birmingham Airport from Nigeria.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance on Monday ( 28th July) as a precautionary measure after complaining of feeling feverish when leaving the plane which had travelled from Benin via Paris.

An official from the Department of Health confirmed the man had been given the all clear.

Protecting the public from infectious diseases is a priority and we lead the world in this field. We are well-prepared to identify and deal with any potential cases of Ebola, though there has never been a case in this country.

Any patients with suspected symptoms can be diagnosed within 24 hours and they would also be isolated at a dedicated unit to keep the public safe. Our specialist staff are also working with the World Health organisation to help tackle the outbreak in Africa.”

– The Department of Health

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