UK military, humanitarian experts to fight Ebola

2014-09-08 21:25
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Freetown - Britain will send military and humanitarian experts to Sierra Leone to set up a medical treatment centre to care for victims of the Ebola outbreak there, the British High Commission said on its Twitter feed on Monday.

The epidemic in West Africa - the worst in the disease's history - has killed some 2 100 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria and has also spread to Senegal.

The World Health Organisation believes it will take six to nine months to contain.

Read more on:    sierra leone  |  west africa  |  ebola

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