Ebola outbreak could infect '1.4 million' by January

The worst Ebola outbreak on record is now projected to infect up to 1.4 million by January 2015, according to scientists and studying the deadly virus.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of a total 6,574 cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

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Sierra Leone healthcare system 'very strained'

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.

– Professor Tom Solomon

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