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.”
More top news
Rather cloudy with occasional outbreaks of rain, or showers.
Rather cloudy and feeling cool, with a freshening northwesterly breeze.
Pollen levels will rise towards the end of the weeks as warmer weather sets in.