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Canadian military doctors, nurses start work at Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

December 30, 2014 - 9:50 AM

OTTAWA - Canadian military personnel have started work at an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone.

Thirty-seven Canadian Armed Forces doctors, nurses, medics and support staff began working Tuesday at a British-run clinic in Kerry Town.

The centre has been set up primarily to provide care for local and international health-care workers who contract Ebola.

The command and support staff with the mission will be deployed for up to six months and the health-care staff will be rotated every two months.

The commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command, Lt.-Gen. John Vance, says their efforts will help alleviate human suffering and save lives.

Canada has also been operating a mobile laboratory in Sierra Leone since June; it is based at Kailahun in the eastern part of the country.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2014
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