U.N. nuclear agency says helps Sierra Leone fight Ebola

November 10, 2014 1:13 PM

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U.N. nuclear agency says helps Sierra Leone fight Ebola

VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency said on Monday it had sent Sierra Leone equipment first used in nuclear processes that can help it quickly diagnose the deadly Ebola virus and it was also in contact with other West African states about their needs.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said its specialized technology could make a "small but effective contribution" to combat an outbreak that has killed 4,950 people, mostly in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

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