First Briton Infected With Ebola To Fly Home For Treatment


Epidemic: Doctors assist patients in Sierra Leone, one of the countries worst affected by ebola

The first Briton to contract the EVD will be transported by the RAF from crisis-hit Sierra Leone (pictured), to a special isolation unit (inset) the Royal Free Hospital in north London today or tomorrow. Ebola has a fatality rate of around 90 per cent and symptoms including vomiting, diarrhoea, organ failure and internal bleeding. 

The decision to fly him back was taken yesterday after a top-level meeting during which Ministers concluded there was ‘no risk’ that the repatriation would trigger an outbreak in the UK.