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A Briton who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown back to the UK on an RAF jet, the UK Department for Health has said.
The patient, who is a healthcare worker, is to be flown to RAF Northolt and will then transported to an isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in north London.
The Briton is "not currently seriously unwell", a spokesman said.
Health chiefs say the risk to the UK from the virus remains "very low".
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
Flying hot patients home isn't a good idea.
The British nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone told friends that he is determined to return to the West African country to continue treating patients with the disease.
William Pooley, 29, said he expects to recover from the virus in a fortnight and will go back to the area where he saved dozens of lives.
The parents of the first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa say he is recovering well. William Pooley, 29, has spent the last week in a special isolation unit at Royal Free Hospital in London.
His parents, Robin and Jackie, say they knew he was improving when he ordered a "bacon butty" and praised the "world class" care at the hospital.
originally posted by: wishes
a reply to: grainofsand
Virtually every one of your posts is taking jabs at people expressing concern over Ebola and even 'wishing' they would stop doing so. Your option is to not read or post in the threads rather than bash those who do.
There is nothing "doom pornish" about reporting and monitoring a potential life threatening epidemic. It is not made up. It is genuine concern based on facts. This is a conspiracy website and the Ebola threads are here because 'some' people are alerted to a potential problem and trying to track and stay on top of it.
There are well documented instances of plagues historically that wiped out entire civilizations - pardon the punn but these are nothing to sneeze at. If Ebola starts spreading in your neighborhood would you want to know? If you do then these threads are a good place to stay informed and ahead of it - IF - it comes to that.
Personally I appreciate people being alert and aware and thank everyone adding their work here.
The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has been discharged from hospital after making a full recovery.
William Pooley, 29, has been treated in a special isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London.