Monday, 13 October 2014

The Health Secretary will make a statement to Parliament on the UK response to Ebola

Jeremy Hunt will be making a statement to the Commons today on this issue, and I will update when I have heard it. The crucial point is that unlike some diseases or common killers this is not an air born infection.

All call handlers on the NHS 111 service will ask anyone reporting potential symptoms of Ebola about their recent travel history, so appropriate help can be given.  The NHS and Public Health England are well prepared for Ebola, and I know that they are determined to make sure that we continue to do everything we can to protect the public, based on the best medical advice.
The background to this terrible disease that is affecting Africa is set out here: