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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Ebola: First Briton tests positive in Sierra Leone

Britain has recorded it’s first case of Ebola after a British national living in Sierra Leone tested positive for the Ebola virus .Professor John Watson, deputy chief medical officer, said:
‘The overall risk to the public in the UK continues to be very low.’Medical experts are currently assessing the situation in Sierra Leone to ensure that appropriate care is provided.
‘We have robust, well-developed and well-tested NHS systems for managing unusual infectious diseases when they arise, supported by a wide range of experts.According to the latest UN figures, 2,615 people have tested positive for Ebola and 1,427 people have died.
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