Scotland Confirms First Case of Ebola

Ebola patient diagnosed in Scotland after arriving from Sierra Leone.

BySydney Lupkin
December 29, 2014, 2:35 PM

— -- A health worker who was treating patients in Sierra Leone has been diagnosed with Ebola in Scotland, the Scottish government announced today.

The health worker arrived in Scotland's Glasgow Airport on a British Airways flight at 11:30 p.m. last night after flying through Casablanca and London's Heathrow Airport.

The patient, who has not been identified, was admitted to the Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases at Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow and placed in isolation at 7:50 a.m. local time.

His contacts are being identified and monitored, according to a statement from the Scottish government.

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