Derbyshire prepared for Ebola virus

Undated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) handout photo of the ebola virus, as the Government emergencies committee is to meet to discuss how to tackle the "new and emerging" threat of Ebola, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said as fears mounted that the deadly virus could spread to the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 30, 2014. Mr Hammond said no British national so far had been affected by the outbreak, which is centred on West Africa, and there had been no cases in the UK but he would be chairing the Government's Cobra emergencies committee later today to assess the situation. See PA story HEALTH Ebola. Photo credit should read: Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) handout photo of the ebola virus, as the Government emergencies committee is to meet to discuss how to tackle the "new and emerging" threat of Ebola, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said as fears mounted that the deadly virus could spread to the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 30, 2014. Mr Hammond said no British national so far had been affected by the outbreak, which is centred on West Africa, and there had been no cases in the UK but he would be chairing the Government's Cobra emergencies committee later today to assess the situation. See PA story HEALTH Ebola. Photo credit should read: Frederick Murphy/CDC/PA Wire''NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

Health chiefs across 
Derbyshire insist they are fully prepared to deal with any cases of the deadly Ebola virus.

Bosses at Chesterfield Royal Hospital say they have a number of measures in place to combat the highly contagious disease – should an outbreak occur in Derbyshire.

The Calow hospital has set aside isolation rooms for suspected Ebola patients while frontline nursing staff have been given protective clothing.

Workers are being kept constantly up-to-date on the “evolving situation” and receiving training.

The incurable bug – which causes bleeding from the eyes, ears and nose – has killed more than 4,000 people in West Africa since the start of the year.

Doctors across Derbyshire have been told to look out for signs of the Ebola 
virus among patients.