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A patient is being tested for Ebola at an Edinburgh hospital after returning from west Africa, NHS Lothian has said.
The patient was admitted to the regional infectious diseases unit at the city's Western General Hospital.
Melanie Johnson, director of unscheduled care for the health board, said: "A patient who recently returned to Scotland from west Africa has been admitted to our regional infectious diseases unit (RIDU) at the Western General Hospital after reporting a raised temperature.
"The patient will be screened for possible infections and as a precaution will be kept in isolation.
"We have robust systems in place to manage patients with suspected infectious diseases and follow agreed and tested national guidelines."
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A female patient at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital has tested negative for the Ebola virus.
The patient admitted to the Regional Infectious Diseases Unit at the Western General Hospital yesterday has tested negative for #Ebola. 1/2
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A woman in Scotland is undergoing hospital tests after returning from Ebola-hit West Africa.
The patient is being screened for infection at Edinburgh's Western General Hospital.
She was admitted to the infectious diseases unit after reporting a raised temperature, NHS Lothian said.
Melanie Johnson, director of unscheduled care at the health board, said:
A patient who recently returned to Scotland from West Africa has been admitted to our Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (RIDU) at the Western General Hospital after they reported a raised temperature.
As a precautionary measure, and in line with agreed procedures, the patient will be screened for possible infections and will be kept in isolation.
We have robust systems in place to manage patients with suspected infectious diseases and follow agreed and tested national guidelines.
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