Swansea doctor back on her ward after Ebola isolation

A Swansea doctor who was in isolation for three weeks after returning from treating Ebola patients in Africa is back at work. Dr Nathalie MacDermott treated between 50 and 100 patients during her time in Liberia, but only three survived.

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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

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