‘Ebola could be a threat to Britain’ Mo

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London: The fatal Ebola virus, which has killed hundreds of people

since February, could be a threat to Britain, Foreign Secretary Philip

Hammond said. The disease has killed more than 600 people in West

Africa, Xinhua reported. According to Hammond, no Britons have been

affected so far and the government has been viewing the outbreak very

seriously. "In terms of the UK, the issue is about the possibility of

somebody who has contracted the disease in Africa getting sick here."

"It is not about the disease spreading in the UK because we have

frankly different standards of infection control procedure that would

make that most unlikely," Hammond said. Public Health England (PHE)

has already issued an alert to British doctors to be aware of Ebola

symptoms. Fears of global outbreak were raised last week, after a man

showing signs of Ebola left Liberia on a flight to Lagos, where he

later died.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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