A detainee at an immigration centre in Scotland has been tested for the deadly Ebola virus, NHS Lanarkshire told STV.
The female detainee at Dungavel Detention Centre was taken to the infectious diseases unit at Monklands General Hospital yesterday for the tests, the report states.
She is believed to be in her 30s and from Sierra Leone, where hundreds of people have died since the Ebola outbreak.
An NHS Lanarkshire spokesman said it was a "precautionary measure" and that it was "highly unlikely" the patient would test positive for Ebola.
More than 160 staff will work in a UK-funded facility in Sierra Leone which is due to open in October.
UK trials of a vaccine for the Ebola virus began today - but some experts complain that the response has been a long time coming.
A Swansea doctor who took leave to treat Ebola patients in Africa, is back on the wards after three weeks in isolation.