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Ebola virus: UK medics test readiness for outbreak

A national exercise has taken place to test how the UK would deal with an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

In the eight-hour event, actors in various parts of the UK simulated symptoms to test the responses of emergency services and the government.

Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people worldwide, and a UN expert has said the world will live with it "forever" unless global action stops the virus.

Passenger screening is to be introduced at key UK airports and rail terminals.

Jane Dreaper reports.

  • 11 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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