A patient being tested for Ebola at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro is a health care worker who has been in West Africa.
It is understood that they recently returned from a country affected by an outbreak of the virus.
The patient is being kept in isolation while tests are being carried out.
You can find out more about the disease here.
A patient is being tested for ebola at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. The trust has released the following statement:
A patient has been admitted to Royal Cornwall Hospital and is currently undergoing a series of tests - one of which is for Ebola.
We do not expect the results to be known for at least 24 hours and in the meantime the patient is being looked after in isolation, following nationally agreed guidelines and protocols to protect the health of our staff and other patients.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been following national guidance around Ebola and made plans in line with advice from Public Health England and NHS England.
A patient is being tested for the ebola virus at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.
The results are not expected for at least 24 hours but in line with national guidelines, the patient is being kept in isolation. The Hospital's Trust says it's just one of a number of tests being carried out.
As many as 10 people were involved in a street brawl in Truro early today. It happened at around 4am on Kenwyn Street near Piero's Restaurant. Two people were arrested, both with injuries to the face. One was treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses.
An outbreak of norovirus has been reported at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. The superbug's prompted a public health warning from NHS Kernow who're asking people with symptoms of diarrhoea and sickness to stay away from hospital.
A 10 year old Cornish Girl is appearing on ITV's Surprise, Surprise programme. In the space of nine months, Madison Glinsky has raised more than £32,000 for a local children's hospice - mostly by busking on the streets of Truro and St Ives.
Police have charged a man in connection with a chemical attack in Truro.
David Phillips, from Hastings in Sussex, has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
Mr Philips appeared at Truro Magistrates Court this morning. He spoke only to confirm his name. He's been remanded in custody and will appear at Truro Crown Court via video link on Tuesday 6th Jan.
The victim, Andreas Christopheros, remains in a critical but stable condition. Mr Christopheros was seriously injured on Tuesday afternoon as he answered the front door at his home in Carrine Road, Truro.
Police say a corrosive substance, thought be acid, was thrown into his face.
He is being treated at a specialist burns unit at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. He has been blinded in one eye and only has 10 percent sight in the other. He has also suffered severe facial burns and will need skin graft surgery.
Two men remain in police custody following an acid attack on a man in Truro.
29 year old Andreas Christopherous is in a critical condition in hospital after he was attacked in the doorstep of his home on Tuesday. A 48 year old man and a 16 year old teenager were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Sussex yesterday.
Two men have been arrested after what's believed to be acid was thrown in a man's face in Truro. 29 year old Andreas Christopheros is in a stable but critical condition in hospital after he was attacked in his home on Tuesday afternoon.
A 48 year old man and a 16 year old teenager have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Sussex.
Although this is a very distressing and serious crime, it is an isolated incident and residents should not be concerned for their own safety as a result.
We are keen to speak to anyone who saw any unusual people or vehicles in the area yesterday, in particular a red van.
Officers have been carrying out house-to-house enquiries, handing out leaflets, and patrolling the area to reassure residents.