Brigadier Stephen McMahon
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Ebola crisis: UK army medics focus on safe treatment units

British army medics have arrived in West Africa to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

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

The virus has killed about 4,500 people so far, with nearly all of the deaths in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Brigadier Stephen McMahon of the UK Ebola Task Force told the BBC that the focus was on building safe treatment units.

  • 16 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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