How the UK has helped to end Ebola in Sierra Leone and continues to help the country rebuild.
The risk of Ebola to the general public in the UK remains very low.
Ebola can only be transmitted by direct contact with the blood or bodily fluids of an infected person or animal.
- Read NHS Choices information on the low risk to the UK
- See how we are helping to stop the virus spreading to the UK
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The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus primarily affected 3 countries in West Africa: Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. More than 28,000 cases and 11,200 deaths have been reported by the World Health Organisation (9 September 2015). But progress has been made: Liberia has been declared Ebola free, while Guinea and Sierra Leone have very few cases left.
Some important facts about Ebola and common myths dispelled.
Guidance, resources and information for professionals about Ebola virus disease, a severe viral haemorrhagic fever (VHF).
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