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British healthcare worker being monitored for Ebola

A British military healthcare worker has returned to England for Ebola monitoring.

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Needlestick Ebola cases 'unrelated', says army official

An army official has said the two needlestick injuries which may have exposed British military healthcare workers to Ebola are "unrelated".

The specially-designed tent at the Royal Free hospital within which patients are kept in isolation Credit: Royal Free London

Minister for the Armed Forces Mark Francois said: "Although we have had two similar incidents within a short space of time both appear to be unrelated.

"Our personnel receive the highest standard of training and briefing prior to deployment, including on the use of the specialised Personal Protective Equipment."

Both medics were flown home from Ebola following their needle-stick injuries and are being monitored at London's Royal Free Hospital.

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