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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Liberia closes border crossings as Ebola concerns grow

Liberia has closed numerous border crossings in a bid to contain the Ebola virus that has killed 660 people across west Africa.

The Ebola virus has killed 660 people across west Africa. Credit: Reuters

The measures come as a second American citizen working in the country contracted the deadly virus, which has spread across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria.

"All borders of Liberia will be closed with the exception of major entry points," Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said.

"At these entry points, preventive and testing centres will be established, and stringent preventive measures to be announced will be scrupulously adhered to."

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