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UK’s chief medical officer warns of future Ebola cases in country

Published:Saturday | October 11, 2014 | 2:49 PM

The chief medical officer in the United Kingdom has warned that there could be a handful of Ebola cases in that country in the coming months.



The warning from Dame Sally Davies comes as the UK government defends its decision to start airport screening for symptoms of the virus.



The UK has also held exercises to test its response to an outbreak even as the United States started screening some people arriving in that country.



Dame Sally says the exercises help to test the UK's response to an outbreak and would help improve safety measures.



Ebola has killed more than 4,000 people worldwide and a United Nation expert has warned that the world will live with it forever if there is no global action to stop the virus.



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