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Ebola case confirmed in Glasgow hospital

12/29/2014 02:14 EST | Updated 02/28/2015 05:59 EST
A health-care worker has been diagnosed with Ebola and is receiving treatment in Glasgow, according to the Scottish government.

The patient is an aid worker who was helping to combat Ebola in West Africa, according to a Scottish government news release. The patient returned to Scotland Sunday night from Sierra Leone and was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell. It is the first case of Ebola identified in Scotland, according to the BBC.

"NHS Scotland infectious diseases procedures have now been put into effect and the patient has been isolated and is receiving treatment in the specialist Brownlee Unit for Infectious Diseases on the Gartnavel Hospital campus," reads the news release.

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