Experts are already warning of a potential humanitarian crisis as health systems struggling to deal with seasonal cholera and malaria outbreaks are stretched further by Ebola. How is the Ebola outbreak in West Africa affecting health services throughout the region?
Through reports from correspondents, experts and eyewitness accounts from countries on the periphery of the outbreak we look at the preparations for coping with the potential spread of the virus.
Presenter Graham Easton
Picture: Staff of the Christian charity Samaritan's Purse putting on protective gear in the ELWA hospital in the Liberian capital Monrovia, Credit: Zoom Dosso/AFP/Getty Images