Britain will send military and humanitarian experts to Sierra Leone to set up a medical treatment centre to care for victims of the Ebola outbreak there, the British High Commission said on its Twitter feed on Monday.
The epidemic in West Africa – the worst in the disease’s history – has killed some 2,100 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Nigeria and has also spread to Senegal.
The World Health Organization believes it will take six to nine months to contain.
It has called for support from all nations of the World in an effort to contain the spread of the disease and had authorised the use of untested drugs in the treatment of patients.
A British health worker had contracted the disease last month in West Africa and was flown to the UK for treatment. He recovered and was discharged last week.