A second UK military healthcare worker has been flown back to England after probable exposure to Ebola via a needlestick injury while treating someone with the virus in Sierra Leone. Public Health England said the worker had been admitted to the Royal Free hospital in London after arrival on Monday and is undergoing an assessment. The worker has not been diagnosed with Ebola and does not have symptoms, PHE added. It comes after a British military healthcare worker arrived back in England on Saturday for monitoring after suffering a needlestick injury, also in Sierra Leone. Officials said there was no risk to public health and that the two cases appeared to be unrelated. Prof Paul Cosford, Public Health England’s director for health protection, said: “We can confirm that all the appropriate support is being offered to this individual and that strict protocols have been followed to transfer them back to the UK. “We would like to emphasise that there is no risk to the general public’s health. Our thoughts are with both of the healthcare workers and their families affected at this time.” Mark Francois, minister for the armed forces, said: “This is entirely a precautionary measure and our priority… Read full this story
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