HEW responds to Ebola outbreak

In response to the recent Ebola outbreak in west Africa a spokesperson for Higher Education Wales said: “Higher Education Wales would like to reassure the public that Welsh universities are, like other organisations across the UK, in a state of high vigilance in order to minimise any potential danger, and individual universities will have their own response plans covering every eventuality. In conjunction with our partner bodies, we are in close contact with government officials and public health agencies on this issue so that we can offer full advice and support to all our members.

“However, with student numbers from affected countries constituting less than 1% of a Welsh student population of almost 130,000, we would stress that the threat is currently very low. We will however, remain alert to the potential risks and heed the regularly updated advice from the WHO and other health agencies.”