Risk of Ebola spreading in Europe extremely low

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An MSF health worker at Kailahun Ebola treatment centre, Sierra Leone. © Tommy Trenchard/IRIN

The risk of Ebola spreading in Europe is avoidable and extremely low, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

On Wednesday, WHO's regional office in Europe said sporadic cases of the disease are unavoidable due to travel between Europe and the affected countries.

However, European countries are among the best prepared in the world to respond to Ebola.

The organization was reacting to the first reported case of the viral haemorrhagic fever in Spain where a nurse was diagnosed.

The UN also reported on Wednesday that a second staff member working for its Mission in Liberia has been infected.

The UN says it has taken all necessary measures to prevent any further transmission within or outside the mission.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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