Uni’s message on student Ebola risk


Cranfield University is re-assuring the public over Ebola as its new intake of students includes those from affected countries in West Africa.

They will be arriving to register for the insitution’s new academic year this month.

Cranfield is in a unique situation because the vast majority of its students are overseas nationals.

A spokesperson for the university said: “We are actively monitoring government and National Health Service advice on the Ebola outbreak, the risk of spread in the UK and any implications for students, staff and the university.

“In this context, the university is currently placing no restrictions on students arriving from affected countries such as Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Employees and students proposing to visit West Africa should carry out an overseas travel risk assessment as normal including checking the National Travel Health Network website, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office guidance, and the World Health Organisation website.”

Public Health England said: “The risk of Ebola is very low but anyone who has been to an affected area and starts to feel unwell should seek medical advice immediately.”