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  • ​UK military healthcare worker returns from Sierra Leone for Ebola monitoring - discharged

    31 January 2015 Last updated at 06:52 ET

    UK healthcare worker returns for Ebola monitoring

    A British military healthcare worker has been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for Ebola monitoring.

    The individual suffered a needle-stick injury while treating a patient in the West African country, which is among those affected by the Ebola outbreak.

    The person has been admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in north London, Public Health England (PHE) said.
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    The individual does not have symptoms but it is likely they have been exposed to the virus, the Royal Free said.

    The patient arrived back in the UK on Saturday on board an RAF flight and will be monitored for the remainder of their 21-day incubation period.
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    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-31072745

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    Patient being assessed

    31 January 2015

    Patient flown to the Royal Free Hospital

    We can confirm that a UK military healthcare worker has been admitted to the Royal Free Hospital today following a needlestick injury while treating a person with Ebola in Sierra Leone.

    The individual has been admitted to the Royal Free Hospital for assessment. The individual is likely to have been exposed to the Ebola virus but has not been diagnosed with Ebola and does not have symptoms.

    ENDS
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    https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/news-me...eing-assessed/
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Military healthcare workers discharged

    12 February 2015

    The Royal Free London can confirm that the two military healthcare workers admitted for assessment have received appropriate observation, remain asymptomatic and have therefore been discharged from hospital.

    https://www.royalfree.nhs.uk/news-me...rs-discharged/

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    Press release

    Royal Free Hospital discharges 2 military healthcare workers


    From:Public Health England
    First published:12 February 2015
    Part of:Ebola virus: UK government response and Public health

    All appropriate protocols for ongoing Ebola monitoring by Public Health England will be followed.

    The Royal Free London and Public Health England (PHE) can confirm that 2 military healthcare workers, admitted on Saturday 31 January and Monday 2 February, received appropriate observation, remain asymptomatic and have therefore been discharged from hospital.

    Professor Paul Cosford, PHE’s director for health protection and medical director, said,

    "PHE is closely monitoring the individuals’ health and following all necessary precautionary processes and protocols. The individuals will receive ongoing monitoring and support while residing in appropriate private accommodation close to the Royal Free. The risk to the public from Ebola remains very low."

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    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/r...thcare-workers
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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