Two children ‘tested for Ebola’

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Published: Friday 28th November 2014 by The News Editor

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Two children are being tested for Ebola after arriving in the UK from Africa, it has been reported.

Public Health England (PHE) said it is unlikely the children, who were said to be undergoing tests at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary, have the disease but were being checked as a precaution because it is not known where in Africa they have come from.

They are also being tested for malaria.

An official from PHE told the Mirror: “Due to uncertainty about where in Africa the children are from and when they arrived in the UK, as a precaution the children are being tested for Ebola and malaria.

“However the clinical and PHE risk assessment is that Ebola is unlikely. People who have been in contact with the children have been advised to continue as normal.”

Published: Friday 28th November 2014 by The News Editor

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