First patient diagnosed with Ebola in Scotland

A health care worker in Scotland has been diagnosed with Ebola, shortly after returning from treating patients with the disease in Sierra Leone, according to the National Health Service of the United Kingdom.

The patient is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom since an outbreak of the disease began in West Africa earlier this year.

“Scotland has been preparing for this possibility from the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa and I am confident that we are well prepared,” Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of Scotland, said in a statement.

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