Ebola advice and guidance


Ebola virus disease is a serious illness that originated in Africa, where there is currently an outbreak. For people living in the UK, it continues to be a very low threat.

If you feel unwell with symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, sore throat or rash within 21 days of coming back from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, you should stay at home and immediately telephone 111 or 999 and explain that you have recently visited West Africa. These services will provide advice and arrange for you to be seen at your local hospital emergency department if necessary so that the cause of your illness can be determined.

For further information about Ebola please visit the NHS Choices website.