Coventry Health Clinic Shut In Ebola Scare

Health bosses closed a Coventry health centre over the weekend after concerns a patient had ebola.

The man went to the City of Coventry Health Centre on Saturday afternoon complaining of a fever. 

He had also recently returned from Nigeria. 

The centre was closed to patients for a while after health bosses were concerned he might have the virus. 

He is being treated in the University Hospital Coventry after tests proved he did not have ebola. 

A spokeswoman for Clinical Commissioning Groups in Coventry and Warwickshire said: "The City of Coventry Health Centre was temporarily closed as a precautionary measure on the afternoon of Saturday 11th October, following the attendance at the centre of a patient who had recently returned from Nigeria and is now being treated at University Hospital in Coventry."

"Test results have now shown that the patient is not suffering from Ebola. However, following advice from the Health Protection Team at Public Health England in the West Midlands yesterday, we did apply precautionary measures immediately, closed the centre for a short period, and cleaned the centre appropriately. The centre is now open and is operating normally."

"This incident has allowed us to test the NHS procedures for dealing with Ebola in Coventry and Warwickshire and the public should be reassured that we have been able to do this successfully."

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