There is currently an outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Whilst Ebola is a serious disease, the risk in the UK remains very low and it is very unlikely it would spread here. Ebola is transmitted by direct contact with infected blood and body fluids, so is less infectious than airborne diseases such as the flu. The risk of catching the virus is very low unless you’ve recently travelled to a known infected area and had direct contact with an infected person or animal.
For the latest advice on the Ebola outbreak including 'What to do if you have symptoms and have recently travelled from West Africa' and 'What to do if you're planning to travel to an affected region' follow the link in the news title.
Includes links to the latest biological risk assessment form and companion guidance document.