Is there any risk of the Ebola virus being transmitted at the University?
The risk of Ebola being transmitted due to students, or staff, arriving from affected countries is extremely low.
Staff and students who have travelled from affected countries, (Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea) and who are free of symptoms, are not infectious and therefore will have no restrictions on their education or normal activities.
Please be reassured that Bangor University takes the welfare of all its students and staff very seriously and will continue to monitor the situation even though the risk is very low.
Is there anything I can do to protect myself and others?
As with all infectious illnesses, washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water is the first step in protecting yourself. Follow general good hygiene rules, washing your hands before you eat and after you have been to the toiled, wash any raw food you consume, cough and sneeze into a tissue, and throw this away immediately – and then wash your hands. Maintain your immune system by eating healthily, and get sufficient sleep – you are more likely to fall ill if you are tired and run down.
The most up to date information regarding Ebola, including travel advice and advice for Universities can be found on the Public Health Wales website: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/888/page/74608
Publication date: 16 October 2014