NEWS Man tested for Ebola in Hereford County Hospital

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    Doctors in Hereford are testing a patient for Ebola, Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed.
    The man, who has a history of travel to West Africa, is being tested at Hereford County Hospital as a precaution after displaying one of the early symptoms of the disease.
    The virus has killed more than 5,000 people and infected more than 13,000 across parts of West Africa.
    PHE said it was taking steps to ensure there was no risk to public health.
    'Very unlikely'
    The organisation said: "PHE can confirm it has received a sample for precautionary Ebola testing, involving an individual at Hereford County Hospital.
    "Ebola is considered very unlikely but testing is being done as a precaution.
    "We are confident... appropriate actions are being taken to ensure there is no risk to public health." :eek: :zoned:

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