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Precautionary 'Ebola alert' posters for hospital patients

Posters aimed at people with symptoms of the deadly virus Ebola are to be displayed outside hospitals in Swansea, Bridgend and Port Talbot.

A section of the Ebola alert poster, aimed at hospital patients with Ebola-type symptoms. Credit: ABMUHB

The bright red and orange posters warn people not to enter the hospital if they have Ebola-type symptoms, including a fever, and have recently visited West Africa.

The posters are believed to be among the first of their kind in the UK as part of urgent measures to prevent the virus spreading.

A spokesperson for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board said: "Anyone who fits the criteria is being asked to ring an intercom at the entrance first, instead of walking directly into hospitals.

"A member of staff will then come to the patient directly to help them."

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Person monitored following possible Ebola exposure

A person in Cardiff is being monitored by Public Health Wales following possible exposure to the Ebola virus in West Africa.

Ebola virus Credit: PA

The individual will be monitored for the duration of the incubation period of 21 days.

Public Health Wales can confirm that an individual resident in Wales is currently staying away from work and limiting contact with other people voluntarily following possible exposure to Ebola while visiting Western Africa. The individual does not have symptoms of Ebola and there are no cases of Ebola in Wales.

We are alert to the possibility of Ebola cases in the UK given the outbreak in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea and we remain vigilant to unexplained illness in people who have travelled from the area. Processes have been developed to protect public health in the event that we are notified of any individual who may have been exposed to Ebola.

– Public Health Wales spokesperson