Scotland Has Ebola Patient Who Flew in Last Night

Was diagnosed this morning
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 29, 2014 1:48 PM CST
Scotland Has Ebola Patient Who Flew in Last Night
Aircraft wait on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.   (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Scottish authorities say a health care worker who has just returned from Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in a Glasgow hospital. The Scottish government says the patient flew to Glasgow via Casablanca and London's Heathrow Airport, arriving late yesterday. The health care worker was admitted to a hospital this morning.The only previous case of the often-fatal disease in Britain was William Pooley, a nurse who contracted the disease while patients in Sierra Leone. He recovered after treatment in London and returned to West Africa. (Read more Ebola stories.)

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