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  • UK - Second military health worker admitted to Royal Free Hospital following a needlestick injury in Sierra Leone - discharged

    2 February 2015 Last updated at 05:38 ET

    Second UK health worker monitored for Ebola
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    A second UK military healthcare worker has been flown to England following "likely exposure" to the Ebola virus via a needle-stick injury in Sierra Leone.

    The patient is being monitored at London's Royal Free Hospital and does not currently have a diagnosis or symptoms of the virus.

    Public Health England says there is no risk to the general public.

    The patient will be watched for 21 days to see if they develop Ebola.

    Another military health worker was sent to the UK on Saturday following a similar incident and is also being observed at the hospital.

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    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-31091528
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    Second patient being assessed

    2 February 2015

    Second military health worker admitted to Royal Free Hospital

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

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

    ENDS

    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."

    Further information
    • The Royal Free Hospital and PHE request that the individuals’ rights to privacy continue to be respected. No further information will be provided and no further updates are planned at this time.
    • Read the previous press statement released, confirming the return of the individuals to the UK (Monday 2 February 2015).
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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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