A spokesperson from St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “An unwell patient who had recently travelled to West Africa was admitted to St George’s Hospital yesterday.

In line with national guidance the patient was moved to our clinical infections unit and underwent a series of tests, as a precaution one of which was for Ebola.

The outcome of the Ebola test is negative.

We can confirm that the patient will remain at St George’s Hospital.

All appropriate actions have been taken by our staff to protect the public and the patient.”