Information on Ebola Virus Disease

There is currently an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa. Three countries are chiefly affected: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. There have also been a small number of cases in healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in the USA and Spain.

Ebola is a rare but serious viral infection. People in the UK are at low risk of Ebola, as the virus is only transmitted by direct contact with the blood or body fluids of an infected person, showing symptoms of the disease. There have been no cases of Ebola virus disease being contracted in the UK.

Brent CCG updates residents on accessing emergency care

NHS Brent Clinical Commissioning Group attended a local council event to update residents on accessing emergency care in Brent.

The Brent Connect forum saw people from Kilburn and Kensal gather together to have their say on local issues.

Following the A&E closure at Central Middlesex Hospital and Hammersmith Hospital residents were concerned about how this would affect the wider community and where they could go to access emergency care.

Ebola Virus - UK Government Response

The Department of Health has issued a reminder to GPs and other clinicians, who are receiving regular updates, of the need to remain vigilant for cases of Ebola imported to the UK, although the likelihood of this occurring is very low.

Click here to find out more about the Government response to Ebola in the UK.