China sends army medical workers into West Africa
China has sent an additional 232 army medical workers into West Africa, in order to help the fight against the Ebola epidemic.
One-hundred-and-fifty-four workers will be sent to Liberia, with the remaining 78 heading to Sierra Leone on Tuesday evening, which has already been receiving help from 43 army doctors as well as 35 specialists from the Chinese Centre for Disease Control
"Fighting Ebola is not a regional battle, but should be supported globally," Deputy Director of the National Health and Family Planning Ministry, Cui Li said in the China Daily newspaper.
No cases of Ebola has yet been reported in China with the country having already supplied equipment and supplies worth $121-million in an attempt to help curb the virus spreading.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recorded more than 20 000 cases within West Africa since the epidemic started in December of 2013, with more than 5000 deaths reported.
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