Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies has said that she expects to see a "handful of cases" of Ebola in the UK in the coming months.
She said that while West Africa remains the focal point, "it will not be surprising if we have spillover into this country so I would expect a handful of cases over the next few months".
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