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Disaster medicine
APHA scientists recognised for their work during the Ebola crisis

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A GROUP of volunteers from the APHA who travelled to Sierra Leone to help in controlling the Ebola epidemic have been presented with the Ebola Medal to recognise their efforts.

In October 2014, in response to the growing humanitarian crisis in West Africa, the UK Government called for suitably experienced scientists to help. Nine volunteers from the APHA offered their laboratory skills and, after a week's training, they were flown out to work as part of a team of scientists and healthcare specialists at two British-built sites in Sierra Leone: the Mateneh Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC), …

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