Patient tested for ebola in Cornwall given all-clear

A woman tested for the ebola virus at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro has been given the all-clear for the disease.

She was kept in isolation while the hospital waited for the results of the tests but is due to be discharged today.

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Patient tested for Ebola recently returned from West Africa

The patient is being kept in isolation at the Royal Cornwall Hospital while tests are carried out Credit: ITV News

The Royal Cornwall Hospital has told ITV West Country that the patient being tested for Ebola at the hospital had been in West Africa.

It is understood that the patient - who is NOT a health care worker - recently returned from a country affected by an outbreak of the virus. They were placed in the hospital's isolation ward last night.

The results of tests are not expected for at least 24 hours but the hospital says it's just one of a number of checks being carried out.

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