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County Durham aid worker sets up Ebola hospital in Sierra Leone

Aid worker Paula Sansom has travelled to Sierra Leone. Credit: Family photo

The parents of an aid worker from County Durham, who has joined the effort to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa, say it's probably the most dangerous mission their daughter has ever undertaken.

Paula Sansom, from Middleton St George, has worked on disaster relief operations across the world.

She had just two days' notice to get to Sierra Leone, to help set up a hospital.

It's different because when she's been out to earthquakes, or tsunamis, floods, that sort of thing, you've know what you're up against.

I should imagine this one's a bit more scary because it's in the air, you don't know who your enemy is.

It's a virus, it's horrific.

– Roger Sansom, Paula's father