Risk of Ebola is low in Hertfordshire, say health chiefs

PUBLISHED: 11:19 15 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:19 15 October 2014

Teresa Heritage

Teresa Heritage

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The risk of Ebola in Hertfordshire still remains low, according to the body responsible for protecting the public from infectious diseases.

Public Health in Herts has issued a reassurance message just as it has been announced that people flying in from high risk countries to Heathrow airport will be screened for the deadly disease.

Councillor Teresa Heritage, who oversees public health in the county, said: “We want to reassure residents that at the moment the overall risk of Ebola to Hertfordshire remains low. We are in regular contact with colleagues at Public Health England, who have put plans in place for managing any cases of Ebola arriving or arising in the UK.

“All health care providers are on alert and have clear guidelines for identifying potential cases.

“In the event that a case is identified here, we have robust, well developed and well-tested NHS systems.”

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