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UK army medics start battle against Ebola in west Africa

British army medics are on their way to West Africa to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

A team of 91 medics from 22 Field Hospital in Aldershot will run a hospital in Sierra Leone, set aside for healthcare workers who risk infection.

The nurses, doctors and infectious disease consultants will join 40 soldiers already in the West African country.

Meanwhile, France has announced it will be screening air passengers arriving from affected regions.

Fergus Walsh reports.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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