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Patient tests negative for Ebola in Cardiff

Public Health Wales have confirmed that a patient being tested for Ebola in Cardiff has come back as negative for the virus

In a statement the organisation stated there was no reason to believe there was any wider risk to public health.

The person tested negative for Ebola at University Hospital of Wales. Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

“Public Health Wales can confirm that an individual tested for Ebola on Tuesday 10 March at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff does not have the disease. There is no reason to believe that there is any wider public health risk. We would once again like to reassure the public that all appropriate precautions have been taken to protect the patient, NHS staff and the wider community. We are unable to provide further comment on individual patients and therefore will not be issuing any further press statements on this case. It is important to remember that to date, only one case of Ebola has been identified in the UK and there has been none in Wales. The infection can be transmitted only through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person. The risk to the public from Ebola remains low.”

– Dr Marion Lyons, Director of Health Protection for Public Health Wales

Person tested for ebola at Cardiff hospital

Public Health Wales says a person in Cardiff is being tested for ebola at the University of Hospital of Wales.

The person has "a history of travel to West Africa", a spokesperson said.

Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr Marion Lyons from the organisation says they are confident there is "no risk to the public" and they have advised all frontline medical staff to be alert to signs and symptoms.

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Freya Bevan's family thank supporters as toddler begins treatment in the US

In February we met Freya Bevan, a two-year-old from Neath with a rare brain tumour.

A children's charity stepped in to fund proton beam treatment in America.

Freya and her family have now flown out to Oklahoma to begin the treatment.

Credit: Freya Bevan Fund

Her family have thanked well-wishers, tweeting a photo of Freya as she undergoes treatment.

"Our princess says hi from Oklahoma and loves all the support" they said.

"Treatment going well... nearly one week down".

Welsh GPs poll reveals pressure and difficulties they face

An exclusive ITV News study has revealed the true scale of the difficulties and frustrations facing many of our frontline doctors.

More than five hundred of them took part in our survey - around a quarter of all the GPs in Wales.

Watch the report above from our Health Correspondent Rob Osborne

  • The vast majority say they are experiencing excessive pressure.
  • More than half are facing significant recruitment problems
  • More than a third would not go into general practice if they had their time again.

New care home review website launched in Wales

These days most of us wouldn't book a hotel without looking at a few online reviews first.

However, when it comes to finding a care home for a loved one, it can be difficult to get an insight into what the place is like from a user's perspective.

That's why Aneurin Bevan healthboard is piloting a new trip-advisor style guide called "think of me".

Alexandra Lodge has been speaking to one carer from Blackwood whose wife, Kay suffers with Alzheimer's.

Diabetes Cymru: Increasing number of children with signs of diabetes 'deeply concerning'

The director of Diabetes UK Cymru has described the increasing number of children in Wales with signs of diabetes as 'deeply concerning' and says children with Type 1 diabetes should be 'given the highest quality care'.

A report released today has shown that Wales has the highest proportion of children with diabetes in the UK and more children are showing early signs of serious diabetes complications.

I am deeply concerned that more children are showing early signs of serious diabetes complications that can lead to blindness, stroke and kidney failure.

Living with Type 1 diabetes and managing it every day is like walking a tightrope. This is a lifelong condition and it is vital that children and young people with Type 1 diabetes are given consistently high quality support from their paediatric team to help them control their diabetes well and avoid serious complications now and in the future.

The 1400 children and young people with Type 1 diabetes in Wales should be receiving the highest quality care and education about managing their condition, no matter where they live. This is why we are glad that separate work is taking place to assess the diabetes care in the 14 paediatric units across Wales. We hope that health boards can learn from this, share strengths and make the changes that will help protect children and young people from the potentially devastating complications of diabetes.

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