Doctor 'terrified' of Ebola virus

An American doctor who contracted Ebola while working with patients in Liberia has admitted he is "terrified" of the disease.

Kent Brantly, 33, wrote of his fears in an email to friend and colleague David Mcray who knew him while he worked at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

"I'm praying fervently that God will help me survive this disease," Dr Brantly wrote on Monday, asking for co-worker and fellow American Nancy Writebol, who has also fallen ill, to be included in the prayers.

The Texas-trained doctor is fighting for his own life in an isolation unit in Monrovia after contracting the deadly disease while treating patients.

We speak to Virologist Dr Ben Neuman from the University of Reading who thinks there shouldn't be panic over the disease.

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Millions risking health by 'not using holiday insurance'

Holidaymakers need more coverage than their EHIC card provides, Bupa warned.

Some 8.5 million British holidaymakers are putting their health and finances at risk by travelling without proper insurance, according to a major healthcare provider.

Bupa warned the millions of Brits planning to go on holiday without insurance they faced bills of tens of thousands of pounds if they needed treatment abroad.

Gaza loses only power station during deadly raids

Over 100 Palestinians are believed to have been killed by Israeli attacks on Tuesday.

The only power station in the Gaza strip was destroyed by Isreali fire during another day of fighting in the escalating conflict.

Amnesty International called the destruction of the power station "collective punishment of Palestinians", as those living in the Gaza strip were already enduring power cuts of 20 hours or more.

The youngest soldier to go to war

It is almost inexplicable, but you have to remember he is unique.

– Richard Van Emden

All this week Good Morning Britain is marking the centenary of World War One, and we're featuring some incredible stories.

Today we spoke to Richard Van Emden who discovered the story of Sidney Lewis, the youngest soldier to go to war - at the age of just 12.

Find out about Susanna Reid's first World War past

Sean Fletcher's World War I secret

Nearly two million adults live with parents

Nearly two million working young adults aged between 20 and 34 years old in England are still living with their parents according to Shelter, which is urging stronger action to help the "clipped wing generation" fly the nest.

The charity says data it has taken from the Census shows that there are 1.97 million people in this age group in England who are still living with their parents, accounting for one quarter of all young adults in employment.

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Supermarkets cut petrol prices up to 2p a litre

Fuel prices at some of the big supermarkets are being cut from today, one chain is claiming that it'll mean the cheapest petrol prices for three years.

  • From today Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco will be cutting the price of petrol and diesel by up to 2p a litre
  • Asda says drivers won't pay more than 126.7p for petrol and 129.7p for diesel and this is Asda's lowest price since January 2011
  • The latest figures say the average cost of petrol is 131.12p