Second patient in Scotland being tested for Ebola: First minister

An Ebola patient is transferred onto a Hercules transport plane at Glasgow Airport in Scotland, to be sent to London, on Dec 30, 2014. A second health worker is being tested for Ebola in Scotland after returning from West Africa, a day after another
An Ebola patient is transferred onto a Hercules transport plane at Glasgow Airport in Scotland, to be sent to London, on Dec 30, 2014. A second health worker is being tested for Ebola in Scotland after returning from West Africa, a day after another was diagnosed with the disease in Glasgow -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - A second health worker is being tested for Ebola in Scotland after returning from West Africa, a day after another was diagnosed with the disease in Glasgow, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.

Ms Sturgeon told BBC radio there was a "low probability" the second worker had the disease.

"Although this is another returning healthcare worker from West Africa, the patient here has had no, as far as we're aware, direct contact with people infected with Ebola," said Ms Sturgeon.

"This patient over the course of today will be transferred for tests."