Ebola virus disease is a serious, usually fatal, disease for which there are no licensed treatments or vaccines. But for people living in countries outside Africa, it continues to be a very low threat.
The current outbreak of the Ebola virus mainly affects three countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
This is the largest known outbreak of Ebola. Experts studying the virus believe it is highly unlikely the disease will spread within the UK.
NARU has produced a range of communications materials and training aids for the ambulance service and for the wider NHS.
We have also been involved in the development of guidance for the safe transportation, moving and handling of patients with suspected VHF, including Ebola, and continue to play a key role in training staff in the correct and safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE).