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.