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Confirmed Ebola case in Scotland: Prime Minister's statement

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Downing Street statement following the confirmation of an Ebola case in Scotland,

A Downing Street spokesman said:

The Prime Minister has called the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon regarding the confirmed case of Ebola in Scotland.

The Prime Minister made clear that the UK government stood ready to assist in any way possible.

The Prime Minister and the First Minister discussed the UK’s robust and practised response procedures in place and how these were being strictly followed.

They agreed that both governments would remain in close touch and ensure everything possible was done to support the patient and, although the risk to the general population remained low, all measures would be taken to protect public health.

The Prime Minister’s thoughts are with the patient and her friends and family at this difficult time.