The head of the World Health Organization and leaders of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak are to announce a new $100m (£59m; 75m euro) response plan.

They are meeting in Guinea to launch the initiative to tackle a virus which has claimed 729 lives.

Sierra Leone has declared an emergency after 233 people died there.

Ebola spreads by contact with infected blood, bodily fluids, organs – or contaminated environments.

Initial flu-like symptoms can lead to external haemorrhaging from areas like eyes and gums, and internal bleeding which can lead to organ failure.

Ebola kills up to 90% of those infected, with patients having a better chance of survival if they receive early treatment.

NHS are they ready?

Adult Isolation Patient Trolley available via NHS Supply Chain.

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Paediatric Isolation Unit

A Mattress for High Risk Patients requiring above average infection control and severe cleaning through loss of body fluids whilst maintaining dignity and comfort.

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