UN nuclear agency says to help West Africa fight Ebola

By REUTERS
October 14, 2014 17:58

VIENNA - The United Nations atomic agency plans to help West African countries fight the Ebola epidemic with nuclear-related technology that can quickly diagnose a disease which has killed more than 4,400 people.

Specialized equipment is expected to be delivered in coming weeks to Sierra Leone and then to Liberia and Guinea, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said it was a "small but effective contribution" to efforts to combat the outbreak.


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