At UCLH we take the possibility of admitting a patient with suspected/possible/probable Ebola or Viral Haemorrhagic Fever very seriously so staff and patient safety is our highest priority.

Why is the risk low for people in the UK?

The likelihood of catching Ebola virus disease is considered very low unless you've travelled to a known infected area and had direct contact with a person with Ebola-like symptoms, or had contact with an infected animal or contaminated objects.

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