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British doctors and soldiers will not be guaranteed return to UK if they contract Ebola

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British doctors, nurses and soldiers sent to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not automatically be brought back to the UK for treatment if they are infected with the virus.

A total of 750 British troops are being sent to Sierra Leone to tackle the Ebola outbreak, along with hundreds of NHS volunteers who responded to an appeal from the Chief Medical Officer,However, both the Department of Health and the Ministry of Defence admitted yesterday that medical and military personnel would not be guaranteed repatriation if they developed Ebola while working on the relief effort.

However, concerns were raised last night after it emerged that NHS workers and British soldiers may have to be treated in new centres in Sierra Leone if they contracted the virus. There were concerns that the care would not be at the standard they would receive in the UK. One British worker said: "Infectious disease doctors volunteering say it feels like being asked 'to go over the top'."

British doctors, nurses and soldiers sent to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not automatically be brought back to the UK for treatment if they are infected with the virus.

A total of 750 British troops are being sent to Sierra Leone to tackle the Ebola outbreak, along with hundreds of NHS volunteers who responded to an appeal from the Chief Medical Officer,However, both the Department of Health and the Ministry of Defence admitted yesterday that medical and military personnel would not be guaranteed repatriation if they developed Ebola while working on the relief effort.

However, concerns were raised last night after it emerged that NHS workers and British soldiers may have to be treated in new centres in Sierra Leone if they contracted the virus. There were concerns that the care would not be at the standard they would receive in the UK. One British worker said: "Infectious disease doctors volunteering say it feels like being asked 'to go over the top'."  more at url

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