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Britain funds more Ebola labs

The UK has announced it will fund three Ebola laboratories in Sierra Leone, to help speed up diagnosis of the disease.

The Department for International Development is providing £20 million to set up the laboratories which will quadruple that country’s sample-testing capacity. At present, the testing of samples can take around 5 days, whereas the three additional facilities will be able to deliver results within 24 hours. 

One of the laboratories opened alongside the UK-funded Ebola treatment centre in Kerry Town at the end of October; the other two will be located at treatment centres in Port Loko and Makeni.

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