GPs left out of Ebola planning: expert

Cairns nurse Sue Ellen Kovack, who returned from a one-month deployment in Sierra Leone with the Red Cross as a specialist aid worker, has today been cleared of Ebola after initial blood tests came back negative.

Ms Kovack, 57, was quarantined in hospital in Cairns on Thursday after contacting authorities that morning to report a low-grade fever of 37.6°C.

Queensland’s chief health officer, Dr Jeanette Young, said Ms Kovack would remain under observation for the next 24 hours because she is