British Ebola nurse may return to Africa 'within weeks'

The British nurse who survived Ebola has hinted he could return to the country where he contracted the deadly virus within "a few weeks".

In an interview with the Guardian, the 29-year-old volunteer nurse from Suffolk said, "It's the least I could do to go back and return the favour to some other people, even just for a little while."

A football stadium in the Liberian capital Monrovia will be converted to house two large Ebola treatment units, Fifa has announced.

The football federation said it had teamed up with the World Health Organisation and the United Nations to transform the Antoinette Tubman Stadium for use in the fight against the epidemic.

The World Health Organisation announced that the death toll from the Ebola outbreak has now risen to at least 2,296 out of 4,293 cases.

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Ebola outbreak spreads to Nigeria as death toll rises

An outbreak of Ebola, which has left more than 660 people dead across west Africa, has now spread to Nigeria.

A Liberian man vomited on board an aeroplane bound for Nigeria and later died upon arrival in the country.

Ebola has killed more than 660 people across west Africa. Credit: Reuters

The 40-year-old had recently lost his sister to the disease, reports suggested.

Nigerian health officials said all ports of entry into Nigeria had been placed on "red alert".

The disease has now infected at least 1,093 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and now Nigeria.

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