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Chief Medical Officer 'Didn't Know' Ship From Ebola Zone Heading For Falmouth

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7:02am 23rd October 2014

The woman in charge of keeping us safe from ebola admits - she didn't know a ship from Sierra Leone is heading for Falmouth.

The Chief Medical Officer says she will ask what checks will be in place when the Gypsum Centennial docks next month for a two week refit.

The cargo carrier will arrive in November for £1m worth of work.

Professor Dame Sally Davies told St Ives MP Andrew George on the Health Select Committee: "I presume the port authorities know, but I was not aware."

The captain will be asked whether any of his crew is unwell before it is allowed in and officials insist there is no risk to the workforce or to the town.

The time it takes to travel to Falmouth should be enough for any symptoms of the deadly disease to become apparent.

It comes after its sister ship underwent work back in June without a problem.

Doctor Paul Cosford from Public Health England said: "The exit screening in the three countries concerned is intended to cover ports of exit as well. We would expect there to be 21 days or more in the time of transit by sea from Sierra Leone by sea. But we will take that back and check.

"Ships are tracked by HM government and, if there are any concerns about any ships coming from any of the countries concerned, PHE is alerted about those so we can put in place an appropriate system to track them."

7:02am 23rd October 2014

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