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A WOMAN is being treated for a suspected case of Ebola here in Edinburgh

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A WOMAN is being treated for a suspected case of Ebola here in Edinburgh

The patient, said to be from Auchtermuchty in Fife, is at the Western General Hospital’s infectious diseases unit.

She recently arrived back in Scotland from West Africa and began suffering from a fever.

Melanie Johnson, director of unscheduled care at NHS Lothian, said:

“A patient who recently returned to Scotland from West Africa has been admitted to our Regional Infectious Diseases Unit (RIDU) at the Western General Hospital after they reported a raised temperature.

“As a precautionary measure, and in line with agreed procedures, the patient will be screened for possible infections and will be kept in isolation.

“We have robust systems in place to manage patients with suspected infectious diseases and follow agreed and tested national guidelines.”

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