First confirmed case of Ebola diagnosed in US

The United States is discussing the possible use of experimental drugs or blood plasma from a recovered Ebola patient as a potential treatment for a patient in Texas diagnosed with with the disease.

Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said it was the first confirmed case to be diagnosed in the United States.

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of a total 6,574 cases, the World Health Organisation has said.

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$100 million response plan launched to combat Ebola

The World Health Organisation moved to combat an "unprecedented outbreak" of the Ebola Virus in West Africa.

The Director-general of WHO Margaret Chan, said the disease was moving faster than efforts to control it after launching a $100 million response plan, adding "tough measures" will be needed to stop it.

ITV News correspondent Martha Fairlie reports

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