A UK military healthcare worker has been moved back to England. The health worker suffered from a needle injury while treating an Ebola patient in West Africa.
A spokesman of government health agency informs that the worker has been shifted to the Royal Free Hospital for treatment. The hospital has all the equipment to evaluate and check the health workers. However, the disease has not been detected in the first test.
Mark Francois, a government minister notifies that there is no connection between the previous case and the new one. Generally, the government gives highest standard of training on the utilization of protective equipments. Hence, the chances of the emergence of the disease are extremely low
This is the second time when a UK health worker has been flown back to the country due to exposure of virus. Last week, another health worker returned to the country as she was exposed to virus.
Paul Cosford, director for health protection states that the government will provide all required support to the individuals and their families. Thus far, there is no risk to the health of general public.
The deadly disease has killed nearly 8,000 people in West Africa, Sierra Leone and Liberia. In comparison, nearly 23000 people were infected with the lethal disease.