Man in critical condition with potentially lethal virus

A man is being treated in complete isolation at Glasgow's Gartnavel General Hospital after contracting a potentially deadly virus.

The 38-year-old man, who returned to Glasgow on a connecting flight from Dubai on Tuesday, has Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. He is said to be in a critical condition.

The tick-borne viral disease is especially common in East and West Africa and is fatal in up to 30% of human cases.

The health board said all appropriate infection control measures are in place and that the risk of human-to-human transmission is "extremely low" as it is not passed through the air.

Three passengers who were sitting near him on the Emirates flight EK027 are being contacted to ensure they have not contracted the disease.