A Nigerian who arrived UK on Monday from Nigeria, and came down with fever has been tested for Ebola after authorities put doctors on red alert that the deadly virus is on its way to the UK.
The man whose identity was wrapped in secrecy, travelled from Benin Republic, Nigeria before going to the UK where he fell ill on a flight.
He was taken to hospital in Birmingham after complaining of feeling ‘feverish’.
However, after undergoing a number of tests he was given the all-clear for the virus which has already killed 672 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and infected more than 1,200 since it was first diagnosed in February.
It would be recalled that hospitals and medical centres across the UK remain on red alert for the virus, with doctors being told to look out for symptoms of the disease which can go unnoticed for three weeks and kills 90 per cent of victims.