UK holds crisis meeting on Ebola, warns of threat

London - British officials have held a crisis meeting and warned of a potentially serious threat if the deadly Ebola virus spreads further.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on Wednesday said there are no known cases in Britain, but that the incurable disease is viewed by the government as a "very serious threat."

He chaired the government's crisis session to discuss possible measures to cope with the disease.

Health officials are being warned to be vigilant for symptoms of the virus. There are concerns it may spread from West Africa, where the current outbreak has already killed hundreds of people.

British public health official Dr. Brian McCloskey said the risk to British travellers and to Britons working in the countries affected is "very low" but that the outbreak isn't under control.

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Nuur Siyaad 2014-07-30 09:21:10 PM
Ebola virus is getting worsen every day in africa and can lead to death many people but if international community watch th virus af football they will see the result of thos Ebola disease, so doctors around the world should have meeting over the case, because its only way to protect spread of Ebola virus across glob, may allah wipe out this Ebola quickly,
Nuur Siyaad 2014-07-30 09:22:24 PM
Ebola virus is getting worsen every day in africa and can lead to death many people but if international community watch th virus af football they will see the result of thos Ebola disease, so doctors around the world should have meeting over the case, because its only way to protect spread of Ebola virus across glob, may allah wipe out this Ebola quickly,
Leon Coetzee566 2014-07-30 10:10:59 PM
Ebola hasnt even reached Europe and they call crisis meeting viewing the outbreak as a very serious threat ... Ebola breaks out just north of our own country on the same continent and the joke at the helm of health care says dont panic ... :/
Bertus Pretorius 2014-07-30 11:36:46 PM
Well, mankind, it was a helluva ride...
Abra Dhlamini 2014-07-30 11:40:31 PM
Africa continent! why is always, African continent disease? HIV AIDS! Has affected whole African continent,Now is Ebola, why not start in European or US.this Science!