Women being tested for Ebola at Northampton hospital

Northampton General Hospital has confirmed a female patient, who had recently travelled abroad, has been admitted with a suspected case of Ebola.

Public Health England said Ebola was "considered unlikely", but that testing was being done "as a precaution".

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Ebola 'considered unlikely' in Northampton case

Tests on a female patient at Northampton General Hospital have shown Ebola "is considered unlikely", the hospital said.

Tests have now shown that the patient is malaria negative and Ebola is considered unlikely. Further testing is being done as a precaution, as is usual practice in these circumstances.

We are confident that all appropriate actions are being taken to protect the public’s health and ensure there is no risk to patients or staff

– Northampton General Hospital

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'Considered unlikely' Northampton patient has Ebola

Public Health England (PHE) said it was "considered unlikely" a female patient being tested for Ebola at Northampton General Hospital had contracted the deadly virus.

PHE wrote on its official Twitter page:

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Suspected case of Ebola in Northamptonshire

Northampton General Hospital has confirmed a patient has been admitted with a suspected case of Ebola Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Northampton General Hospital has confirmed a patient has been admitted with a suspected case of Ebola.

Tests are being carried out on a woman who has recently travelled abroad.

Staff at the hospital say they have isolated the patient and are confident they've taken all necessary precautions and they have stressed there is no risk to the public.

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