Liverpool is tackling Ebola through important research

Yesterday in Parliament I praised the fantastic work that the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Infection and Global Health and the School of Tropical medicine are doing to tackle the deadly Ebola virus.

Researchers at the two Liverpool institutions are currently helping to fight the Ebola outbreak in Africa and are working together to understand the spread of the virus and the risks it poses to the UK.

I asked the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt:

Liverpool University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, have done a great deal of work to address the problem of the transmission of Ebola. Does the Secretary of State’s work involve their recommendations, and do his proposals for combating Ebola, particularly as regards international travel, address the issues that those institutions raise?

The Health Secretary agreed with me saying that “we have fantastic research on the spread of infectious diseases at a number of institutions in this country, including in Liverpool, and we are not only using that research in the battle that we are leading in Sierra Leone, but making it available to partner countries leading the battle in other parts of west Africa”.

The full text of the question can be found here: http://bit.ly/1vZPw2S