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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond: Ebola 'is a threat'

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is "a threat" the UK must respond to - and announced that he will chair an emergency Cobra meeting about the virus on Wednesday.

Several airlines have now stopped flying to Liberia and Sierra Leone because of concerns about the outbreak.

Ebola kills up to 90% of those infected, but patients have a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.

  • 30 Jul 2014
  • From the section UK
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