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As it was confirmed today that a patient in Northamptonshire had tested negative for Ebola, an infectious disease expert told ITV News Anglia the public should feel confident that our hospitals are prepared.
Dr Stuart Allen, head of life sciences at the University of Northampton, said health services needed to act quickly as soon as a case was suspected to ensure any potential infection was contained.
Patient, a woman who had recently returned to the UK from abroad, arrived at Northampton General Hospital yesterday.
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Public Health England say tests for the ebola virus on a female patient at Northampton General Hospital have come back 'negative'. She will continue to be monitored.
A woman is being treated for suspected Ebola in Northampton General Hospital but health authorities consider it 'unlikely' that tests will prove positive for the disease.
A Public Health England statement said: "PHE can confirm it is due to receive a sample for Ebola testing, involving an individual at Northampton General Hospital with a history of travel to west Africa.
"Ebola is considered unlikely but testing is being done as a precaution, as is our usual practice in these circumstances."
The latest figures from Public Health England show that 145 Ebola-related tests have been carried out in the UK up until 5 January 2015 but only one has proved positive.
Northampton General Hospital has confirmed a patient has been admitted with a suspected case of Ebola.
Tests are being carried out on a woman who has recently travelled abroad.
Staff at the hospital say they have isolated the patient and are confident they've taken all necessary precautions and they have stressed there is no risk to the public.
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Northampton General Hospital has confirmed a woman has been admitted with a suspected case of Ebola.