British Airways is closely monitoring the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

BA’s health service (BAHS) has been providing detailed briefings for flight and cabin crew operating to the area, as well as information for ground handling and engineering colleagues.

Dr Richard Caddis from BAHS said: “We recognise that people may feel anxious about the situation, especially given the heightened media exposure, but we are confident the right procedures are in place and sensible precautions are being followed.”

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is not recommending any travel restrictions in the area or the closure of borders at points of entry.

The situation is being continually monitored and more information is available on the WHO website: