The Los Angeles Times/Reuters are reporting that Scotland has its first diagnosed case of Ebola! A healthcare worker for the NGO, Save the Children, had returned from Sierra Leone after providing care to patients infected with Ebola. The Scottish Government reports that the patient had arrived in Glasgow having flown a British Airways flight via Casablanca in Morocco and London's Heathrow. Further stating "all possible contacts with the patient are now being investigated, and anyone deemed to be at risk will be contacted and closely monitored."
Reuter also reports that plans are underway to transport the female healthcare worker from Glasgow's Gartnavel Hospital to the high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital located in London.
Sierra Leone has been hit hard by the Ebola epidemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that Sierra Leone has more than 9,000 Ebola cases in this latest epidemic. The total number of infected patients has surpassed 20,000, according to WHO, with more than 7,842 deaths.