The healthcare system in Sierra Leone is under strain, director of the Institute of Infection and Global Health at the University of Liverpool has said, after it was announced that a British national with Ebola would be repatriated. Professor Tom Solomon said:
We do have facilities in the UK for caring for people with haemorrhagic fevers.
There is a high-level isolation unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London which is very well set up for things like this.
The medical services in Sierra Leone are very strained at the minute.
More than 160 staff will work in a UK-funded facility in Sierra Leone which is due to open in October.
UK trials of a vaccine for the Ebola virus began today - but some experts complain that the response has been a long time coming.
A Swansea doctor who took leave to treat Ebola patients in Africa, is back on the wards after three weeks in isolation.