With the unsettling revelation of the first person to contract Ebola in Europe it is now a real and frightening possibility the the Ebola virus will sooner or later make it way to our shores.
Teresa Romero is the Spanish nurse who is now in quarantine in a Madrid hospital after having contracted the virus from a patient she was caring for. The disturbing aspect of her contracting the disease is that she was wearing a bio-hazard suite and was following recommended safety precautions. It is unclear how exactly she became exposed to the disease but it has added a new more risk to healthcare professionals at the front line in the fight against this deadly disease.
A major concern is the spread due to the congested transport system of London and the ease with which it could spread. This could see many people using other means to getting around such as Wandsworth Cabs and buses.