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    Britain to establish Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone

    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone)

    Britain is to build a 62-bed Ebola treatment center in Sierra Leone, the government announced here on Monday.

    Representatives of the UK government are already in the country conducting feasibility studies at the proposed site just outside the capital, Freetown. The project which is expected to be completed in eight weeks time will be the third treatment facility in the country dedicated to the Ebola virus disease. The Sierra Leone government has said it is constructing three other centers in the Western area, in the southern district of Bo, the second largest city, and in the north of the country. The Chinese also last week announced the donation of two laboratories for testing for the Ebola virus as they set up a permanent disease control unit in the country. The center will be housed at an existing Chinese medical facility in the outskirts of Freetown. The director of China's Center for Disease Control was leading a delegation in the country over the week end to conduct feasibility studies.

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