UK Ebola Screening Procedures Under Scrutiny After Nurse Diagnosed

Scottish Nurse

The procedures used to screen health workers who are returning to the UK after treating patients suffering from Ebola need to be reviewed following the travel of an infected nurse from London to Glasgow despite concerns. Pauline Cafferkey told officials at Heathrow that she was feeling unwell but was allowed to travel from the London airport to Glasgow.  She then went to hospital the following day and was diagnosed with Ebola. A passenger on her flight described the screening process as … [Read more...]

UK Ponders Response to Ebola Crisis


While the United Kingdom has been fortunate to avoid Ebola infection from reaching its shores, there are increasing concerns that the government’s current protocols against the epidemic’s spread may be inadequate. This has been heightened since the death of UK citizen Colin Jaffray, aged 58, in Macedonia this last week of an infection that was reportedly Ebola. Jaffray, a UK citizen and businessman, had not traveled to any of the African countries where the virus is currently rampaging. He had … [Read more...]