The Government is "acting early" to make sure the UK is safe from the threat of the Ebola virus, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.
He is chairing a meeting of the Cobra emergency committee today to look at what measures can be put in place, although he said there was no need for "serious concern" at the moment.
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