Three British nationals have been brought back to the UK from Sierra Leone for medical assessment after coming into close contact with two people diagnosed with Lassa fever.

One of the two infected Dutch nationals – both doctors working in Sierra Leone – has died from the virus.

Health officials say the move is a precautionary measure – Public Health England has also notified another 15 British nationals who may be at risk.

Risk to the general public is very low.

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There are no confirmed cases of Lassa fever in the UK. Public Health England says it is closely monitoring the situation.

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