Ebola virus

Last updated 16 October 2014

In response to growing concern about the Ebola virus, the University of Leicester, in common with other Universities, is taking advice from the Health Protection Agency and from Universities UK.

Over recent weeks the University has been in contact with the local Health Protection Agency and the view is that it is very unlikely that there will be cases come to the UK and therefore no need for undue concern.

If people come from West Africa there are clear Algorithms to investigate and manage them both clinically and in public health terms should they become unwell.

All students are advised to register with a local Health Centre and should be signposted to their GP if they become unwell.

The University works closely with the Victoria Park Health Centre who will register students living within their catchment area.

Students who don’t live in the catchment area for the Victoria Park Health Centre can locate a GP through NHS Choices. The local Health Protection Agency will contact the university if there is any change or action required in relation to Ebola.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Gill Miles, Head of the Student Support Service geb13@le.ac.uk

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