Scotland Confirms First UK Case of Ebola, Patient Traveled to Glasgow

December 29, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Scottish officials on Monday have confirmed that a patient who went to Sierra Leone has Ebola.

The patient–who was not named–is believed to be the first person to contract the potentially deadly virus in the United Kingdom.

According to the BBC, the person was moved to the Royal Free hospital.

The person will be at the high level isolation unit for treatment.

The Scottish government confirmed the case with the AFP news agency and other outlets. The person is a health care worker who returned to Glawgow on Sunday night.

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AP update: Liberia reports dozens of new Ebola cases on border 

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of new Ebola cases have erupted in Liberia, near the border with Sierra Leone, Liberian health officials warned Monday, marking a setback amid recent improvements.

The flare-up is due to a number of factors including people going in and out of Liberia and traditional practices such as the washing of bodies, said Liberia’s Assistant Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah.

Forty-nine cases were reported in in western Grand Cape Mount County between December 1 and 25, Nyenswah told state radio.

“In a very small population, an increase in the number of (Ebola) cases raises high level of concerns that we need to take very seriously as people of Liberia and people of Grand Cape Mount in particular,” he said.

Nearly 3,400 people have died from Ebola in Liberia over the past year with nearly 8,000 cases total, though health officials say the situation has improved, especially in the capital, Monrovia.

Sierra Leone, in comparison, has now eclipsed Liberia with more than 9,000 Ebola cases, according to the World Health Organization.