Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has pledged a further £3 million to countries and organisations fighting the Ebola virus after chairing an emergency meeting to discuss limiting the spread of the virus.
The money, which takes the total UK contribution to £5 million, will be used to help the World Health Organisation, Unicef and the International Rescue Committee to limit the virus' spread.
It will also go towards strengthening the health systems in Sierra Leone and Liberia.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson said: “Medical advice remains that the risk to the UK is very low. The UK has an established, well-tested system to deal with any known or suspected imported case of this disease....The UK will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
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