A Sierra Leonean athlete at the Commonwealth Games has revealed he spent four days in isolation over fears he had brought the deadly ebola disease into the UK according to a Sky news report.
Moses Sesay, who came to Scotland to compete in the cycling time trial, fell ill last week and was admitted to hospital.
“I felt tired and listless,” he said. “All the doctors were in special suits to treat me. They dressed like I had ebola. I was very scared.”
Tests eventually gave Sesay the all-clear and he was allowed to compete in the event, ultimately finishing last.
The 32-year-old, however, said he and his team-mates are worried about returning to their homeland once the Games are over.
More than 220 people have died in Sierra Leone after contracting the disease – more than any other country.
“All of us are scared about going back,” Sesay told the Mirror.
“We have a three-month visa in our passports and, if I have the opportunity, I will stay here until this ends.”
A spokesman for Glasgow 2014 stressed there is “no ebola in the athletes’ village”, while Dr Ramsay said there is nothing to suggest there is any risk to sports stars competing in Glasgow.
“People have a misconception about ebola,” he said.
“It is spread, primarily, through contact with bodily fluids, not casual conflict, so it wouldn’t be sufficient just to share a house with someone.
“There has to have been close contact to have a substantial risk of being infected with the disease.”
Meanwhile, a US doctor infected with ebola has insisted the only available dose of an experimental serum go to a fellow American patient in Liberia.
Dr Kent Brantly asked for the unit of blood to go to missionary Nancy Writebol, asthe World Health Organisation announced a $100m (£59.2m) plan to tackle the outbreak.