Catterick Garrison medics help with fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone

Over 100 army medics from Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire are being deployed to Sierra Leone to help in the fight against Ebola. Catterick clinicians form the lead unit who will train staff working in the UK's ebola treatment centres.

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Ebola 'must be combated in west Africa to limit UK risk'

International Development Secretary Justine Greening said it was vitally important for the UK to support countries in western Africa to defeat Ebola to prevent further loss of life and ensure it does not spread into the UK.

Speaking as she set off for Sierra Leone with around 100 RAF medics being sent to build a training academy and field hospital she said:

"If we don't combat Ebola it will take many more lives, but also it can pose a risk to the UK".

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